tomwilson

13 Jul 2020 56 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image In the jungle...

In the jungle...

 

...of the water garden in the Botanical Gardens.  This is Gunnera tinctoria - also known as giant rhubarb, although it is a different family. It its native Chile it is used in the same way as rhubarb, and it can grow to two metres in height. The plants in the Garden are almost that high.

In the jungle...

 

...of the water garden in the Botanical Gardens.  This is Gunnera tinctoria - also known as giant rhubarb, although it is a different family. It its native Chile it is used in the same way as rhubarb, and it can grow to two metres in height. The plants in the Garden are almost that high.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jul 2020, 00:43
Anyone for another slice of pie?
Tom Wilson: You could get a lot of pies out of this lot!
Jolie plante avec ses drôles de fleurs.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
That would make some pies Tom ! smile
Tom Wilson: It would indeed!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jul 2020, 04:30
These are amazing plants Tom. I seem to remember their stems are very prickly..
Tom Wilson: It certainly looks like, it, Chris - I wasn't tempted to test smile
Some of those tropical type plants can get quite large, can't they!
Tom Wilson: Indeed they can!
Two metres is HIGH, Tom. WOW.
Tom Wilson: Yup, they're big!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 13 Jul 2020, 06:57
It looks so lush.
Tom Wilson: The recent rains may be responsible smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2020, 10:44
That is such a wonderful plant. I wonder if this can be eaten. You only need 1 stern.
Tom Wilson: Yes, in Chile it is used like rhubarb - tarts, jams.
A bit prickly for a pie......wonderful plants, Tom smile
Tom Wilson: Very architectural.
It looks very jungly if you know what I mean.
Tom Wilson: Hence my caption smile
I didn't realise they weren't the same family Tom
Tom Wilson: Quite different, apparently.
Reminds me of one of the banksia,family from Australia. Beautiful!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Jul 2020, 21:42
Recognisable as rhubarb. Great shot.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera EML-L09
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/380s
aperture f/1.8
sensitivity ISO50
focal length 4.0mm
PepperPepper
Water gardenWater garden
Porto-patternsPorto-patterns

Warning