Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Heliconia

There are lots of varieties of heliconia plants in Costa Rica, which grow on short trees that are similar to banana trees in structure.  They are popular in gardens and landscaped areas, but also grow wild.

Plants such as this that capture rain water are important in Costa Rica because there are some species of frogs who lay their eggs for tadpoles to develop in the trapped rainwater of plants.  I will show some frogs in the coming weeks.

This week we are showing photos of the monumental Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

They are so colorful!

Judy said...

I would not have guessed that frogs would lay eggs in the water trapped in a plant. Nature is full of surprises.

Karl Demetz said...

You have such beautiful and colorful plants!

Mo said...

Bright is good on a grey London day. More of these please

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