Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 9

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To me, the real beauty of Florida is in its flora. Sure, we are surrounded by water and lots of beaches (this is a peninsula, after all), but the flowers were what first met the eyes of the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, who in 1513 named the region Florida, which means "full of flowers" in Spanish.

Thanks to Naples' subtropical climate, there is always something abloom around here and this is one of my favorites.

Today's question is: can you name this flowering tree?

14 comments:

Olivier said...

meme si je met (en ce moment) beaucoup de fleurs sur mon blog, je n'y connais pas grand chose. Mais elle est tres belle et a de superbes couleurs


same if I puts (in this moment) much of flowers on my blog, I do not know large thing there. But it is very beautiful and has superb colors

Frank said...

looks like a bunch of bananas or figs.
It's a fignana.

Chris & Deb said...

Is it a tulip tree?
African tulip tree perhaps?

No matter the tree...your photo is heavenly!

Melyssa said...

I can't name it (I have a black thumb) but its amazing! Thank you for sharing!

mi foto said...

That beauty!! a top color and a great brightness. Many regards

Lessie said...

Is it a type of hybiscus? Love it! I didn't know that about the origin of the state's name. Interesting!

pastor rick said...

Wonderful blog you have. Great pictures. Almost makes me want to move to Florida. Thanks for sharing.

Nathalie said...

In French it's called 'tulipier du gabon' so I would go for the rough translation of Gabonese Tulip Tree... Those flowers are just gorgeous!
Nathalie
Sydney Daily Snap

isabella said...

Congratulations to Chris & Deb and Nathalie - it is an African Tulip Tree!!! While I can understand how Nathalie might know it, living in the warm climes, I am amazed how well C&D do on all my quizzes - my hat's off to you, guys...

Thanks all for playing and for your kind comments...

Chris & Deb said...

Isabella I always enjoy your quizzes! Yesterday's guess was prompted bu my little visit to the subtropical Google Islands.
As for your inability to post comments on our blog.....who knows! Could have something to do with "New Blogger" issues?
You're most certainly not rude!!!

Thiên said...

That's a really neat flower, Isabella. I didn't know what it was but I'm glad to learn. It looks so unusual! Greetings from South Texas. Have a good day.

ruth said...

It's an amazing flower, and I never would have guessed tulip tree.

Carlos said...

aaaamazing flower I love it Isa.

ADVENT MARDANI said...

may i post this picture for my blog?