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Queen's Tears


Queen's Tears

Close up of my Billbergia nutens. It blooms this time of year here. I planted a lot more in my woods, and the flower stalks are coming up, so the show is just beginning.



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This is lovely!

23 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks. It really brightens a winter day.

23 Dec, 2011

 

Do you know why is it called Queen´s Tears? It must be beautful to have X-mas and these flowers in nearby woods.

24 Dec, 2011

 

It took a little searching, but I found that it's called Queen's Tears because if it gets touched, nectar weeps from the flowers and I'll be going later to see if it's true.

24 Dec, 2011

 

:) Hopefully you won´t be crying both :)

24 Dec, 2011

 

Its growing in a pot somewhere in the garden - such a strange plant!

7 Jan, 2012

 

W., can you please show how the plant looks like in full size? I have never seen it before.

7 Jan, 2012

 

Katarina: See my blog "Woodland Gardens". I just wrote it and it contains a couple photos of the plant.

7 Jan, 2012



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