Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pic Today 8/23/11







TROPICAL PLANTS
BIGGER THAN YOUR CAR

Giant "elephant ears" plants
(colocasia gigantica)
can easily get bigger than you,
bigger than your car.

The warmer the temperature,
the faster the "ears" grow.
And these giants can easily reach 8-ft tall!

The bulbs of this tropical plant
have long been used to produce the traditional
Polynesian (and Hawaiian) food staple, poi.
The roots are pounded and boiled to make this creamy starch.

If you've ever been to an authentic luau
no doubt you've been offered
"two fingers of poi".

Looks yummy, doesn't it?

(...er, maybe not.)



12 comments:

  1. Très belle plante verte et si bien accompagnée!
    Pour ce qui est de la recette réalisée avec son bulbe, j'avoue ne pas être trop attiré.

    Amicalement

    Roger

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  2. Rick, I have one!
    It's huge!!
    Jurassic seem, are the Colocasia precious!
    A hug, man.
    Happy day!

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  3. It doesn't look very tempting to me... :)

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  4. Hi Rick,
    Here, this plant is common. It's poisonous. The name of the plant is "With Me Nobody Can".
    Great pics!
    Have a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  5. Rick, the plant is beautiful, but, for the first time I dont agree with you, this poi doesn't look yummy...not for me! lol...xx

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  6. We have this exact plant in High Park. It's amazing that you have posted about it, because I have just photographed it a few days ago. Isn't it so beautiful?

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  7. Looks like nosie :P Don't blame me it made me think dirty :P :P

    n howdy do?

    Love,
    Bhags

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  8. Hi,hi it can not be in ours country. So big!!! Nice post to day! Well done.

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  9. gigante y hermosa planta es genial. Un gran abrazo para ti Rick

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  10. Not sure about yummy, but that plant is beautiful.
    So are your shots of it!! :-)

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  11. Tua presença é constante
    a saudade permanente;
    vejo-te nas estrelas
    sinto a tua luz...

    Marisa de Medeiros

    Amor & Paz prá voce! M@ria

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