Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cycad, new leaves

This cycad was given to me by a neighbor at the Bosque. I don't remember the proper name for the offshoots of this plant, but it was a very small thing when I planted it. As you can see from the pruning of the lower leaves, the trunk is taking on what makes Cycas revolta a real beauty. Many people who visit the Bosque think this plant is a palm. To confuse the issue more, I planted nearly 40 palms around it. When I tell them that it's not even in the palm family, I get that look of "... is he putting me on?"

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