Haiku : twisted

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urn leaves twisted round
rainwater make good frog homes
perfect pink decor

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Aechmea fasciata is an interesting plant.  The leaves twist round the middle forming a hollow which collects rainwater in the wild, creating a haven for frogs and insects.  The pink you see is not the flower but leaves which last for months.  Yeah, I thought it was the flower too. It looks almost like a lotus to me.  Little purple flowers will rise out from among those pink leaves.

Originally native to Brazil, I saw this little beauty at the Tucson Botanical Garden

References:

©2018 photograph by M. LaFreniere
aechmea fasciata at Tucson Botanical Gardens

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6 thoughts on “Haiku : twisted”

  1. It is beautiful! The nature of the plant is wonderful. I can imagine many of these plants together forming a frog community. Food included with all meals. Lol

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    1. I didn’t know it either before. It’s interesting how when you blog, you discover things as you write about them. A little research is good for the mind.

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