Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Looking Up: Century Plant

On a walk around town last fall, I suddenly noticed a tall tree. Where did that come from? There never was a tree there before.

Thanks to Aunt Snow (here and here), I realized it was a century plant.

It's gone now. See you in a hundred years.


Vanessa said...

What an amazing plant! I've never heard of it, but it reminds me of a Christmas cactus, blooming only once a year except the Century Plant is exponentially more patient.

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, yes. Lovely photos. When they are done blooming the whole mighty edifice crumbles away.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Amazing! I've never heard of such a thing either.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! I remember reading about them at Aunt Snow's blog.