Sunday, September 2, 2012

Few Floras Found at Point Defiance Zoo and Park

I don't know about you but when I see different floras in a park or gardens it will get my interest. I think because of my background in Biology and Botany that having to see and learn different origins of flowers and plants arouse my curiosity.

At the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is also a park with different species of flowers and plants. Some of the plants have labels, the name and its country of origin. For me it is very educational. I appreciate plants and flowers and having to learn where it came from is an added bonus.

I have here below some of the plants and shrubs that I get to snapped while we visited the place.

This is called hardy aloe - Aloe striatula that came from South Africa. I am not sure if this is the same as the aloe vera that is well-known to use for hair growth.

Next is called the pepper tree - Drimys lanceolata that originates from Australia. It has an interesting red stems.
The dappled willow has the scientific name of Salix integra. This came from Japan and it's Japanese name is Hakuro Nishiki.
The blue Mediterranean fan palm - Chaemerops humilis var. cerifera came from Northwest Africa. I learned that this is the hardiest of all palms and is deer-resistant.

And this wire-netting bush with zigzag branches that looks like a net covered with green leaves. This is a native from New Zealand. It's scientific name is Corokia cotoneaster.

Linking this to Project 366 Blog Photo Challenge | September 2012.

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Chie said...

It is nice to see these plants that are new to my eyes..

Jessica Cassidy said...

beautiful flowers at the zoo Momi Bless :-) I also like to take photos of flowers, they are too beautiful to miss :-) Dropping by from BPC.

Poray said...

i love flowers too but mostly because of the blooms..wa mn gud koy interest kaayo sa plants unless it is edible :)

emzkie said...

i love places like this! its very educational dyud specially to the kids. whenever we go to places like this, my son Jian would read everything in sight. =)

visiting from BPC 245

Avi said...

Me too! I love gardens! I would flutter my eyes to hubby aron lang makaadto mig mga botanical or conservatory. Ang naimpress ko nga garden was the rose garden in San Jose. Very nice ug naa jud mga dagko kaayo nga petals. INteresting lagi ng wire-netting bush. BPC hop!

emzkie said...

is here again mommy Bless! and this time from BPC! beautiful flowers!

Rcel said...

I love checking out for blooms pud basta maka-visit mi ug zoo. Nindot kay naa pud sila ba, tapos ginabutangan pa jud pangalan. Oi Bless, nganong ginganlan man na ug Point Defiance? Ang place na? Na-kuryoso ko pinakalit. Lol.

BPC hop ko diri sayo sa buntag! :D

Dhemz said...

I super like the first one. I would love to have that in my garden...:)

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