Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Not a botanist, part 2

This bizarre plant is growing out of the brick wall outside the entrance to our apartment building. Again, I have no idea what kind it is. But it could be from a science fiction movie.

6 Comments:

Blogger Eddie said...

In an earlier stage of life, I was a botanist - but I tended to concentrate on how plants work, rather than being an encyclopaedia of names. However, at a guess, this looks like a horsetail - these are related to ferns and the seeds are able to germinate after very long periods underground and to force the seedlings though thick concrete or tarmac.

Tue Dec 26, 08:15:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jay's World View said...

Thanks Eddie!

Happy new year.

Thu Dec 28, 01:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger The Lone Beader said...

Very interesting plant. It looks like one of those plastic ones that they sell to put in your fish tank. LOL

Fri Dec 29, 06:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Danielle said...

Could this be a type of succulent?

Mon Jan 01, 09:16:00 PM PST  
Blogger Len W. Brown said...

It's a Bryophyllum tubiflorum.

Here are a bunch of pictures and description of it:

http://www.delange.org/ChandelierPlant/ChandelierPlant.htm

Fri Aug 09, 11:38:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Paul Merrill said...

Wow, Len. Well done!

Fri Aug 09, 11:49:00 AM PDT  

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