Monday, June 1, 2015

Guatemala Flowers - just a few

Being a country in Central America, one can expect to see many many beautiful flowers while out visiting family homes and botanic gardens.  Here are only a few of the many plants that caught my attention while visiting Guatemala in April.

I found this a most interesting plant - in color and form.
It was at the residence of friends I visited.
Anyone have any idea what it is called?

There are hundreds more that could be posted.  These give you the range of beauty found living happily in a country that is often referred to as The Land of Eternal Spring


 These now grow wild - first imported from Europe

 This is the bud of the epephyllum oxypetalum
the following photo
is the flower when fully opened.

 at one of the restaurants

 air plants growing here there and everywhere

 This is a flowering tree discovered at the source of the San Juan River.

 Found this in the National Botanic Garden in Guatemala City
(the bee found it too!).

Your comments are always welcome.


  1. The plant at the top is Strongylodon macrobotrys, commonly known as the Jade Vine. The aquamarine flowers are simply spectacular.

  2. Dining in the midst of such flowers had to be truly a sensual experience. What a feast!

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