At first I thought this plant might have been a bromeliad but I’m not so sure about that now. It was another interesting never before seen species of plant to me. What caught my eye was the symmetrical pattern of its leaves, its coloring, and what was going on in the center. It had been sprinkling off and on by the time I was walking on the path that led to this plant. I’m always drawn to water droplets on plants but this one had it’s own little pool. Plus, it had four little flowers opening in the water which reminded me of little birds in a nest chirping to be fed. The purist in me wanted to move that other little plant out of the way to get just the big plant but besides being very against the rules of the park (look, touch gently, don’t destroy) that wouldn’t have been nice to the little plant.
So here it is. Looking at this image again I can almost feel the humidity and warmth of the park and Grand Cayman…which is a stretch considering it’s far from that kind of temperature here now. Anyone know what kind of plant this is? (We have an update! Thanks to my dear friend, David, at Dhphotosite, the plant has a name…Neoregelia hybrid. It is a bromeliad)
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