448 Being bananas at the top is always completely natural…

Walk into a fanciful banana flower by accident and if not from the Tropics, you could be more than slightly surprised. Beautiful weirdness of an exotic, alien form on a downward stem is not an everyday occurrence in the Northern hemisphere. Such meetings almost too bizarre to be real, are an hypnotising pleasure.

An extraordinary pendulus stem defies the norm by growing downwards with gravity. At its tip swings  a flower about 30cm across as if in flight. Bananas fare ast growing above.  This strangeness is earth fact, not sci-fi …. or the product of your line manager’s inspired creative thinking….




© 2017 La Floralie 3


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