Thursday, June 21, 2007

Where art thou, Perseus?

In the neighborhood

"Near them their sisters three, the Gorgons, winged
With snakes for hair— hated of mortal man—"


Have no idea what this snake-like plant is called, but it made me think of Medusa's hair...

17 comments:

Pat said...

What an interesting plant, Isabella! Not sure if I've ever seen them.

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Sonia A. Mascaro said...

What a pretty plant! I would like to know which species they are.

slinger said...

Now THAT is a freakin cool looking plant! It reminds me of a cross between a fern and octopus arms.

I wonder if a plant like this would grow in Minnesota....

Nathalie said...

Can't help with the name, sorry, but I've seen them here.

I was stunned by the designated smoking area on the beach. OMG you Americans are real control freaks aren't you?

...Or is not politically correct to say things that way?

Nikon said...

It seems to be some kind of fern, but I don't know what it is.

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, on dirait une pieuvre essayant d'attraper sa proie.


very beautiful photograph, one would say an octopus trying to catch its prey.

Z said...

To me, it looks like a marine plant that relocated recently. It even looks like it's swaying in the currents. I would love to know its name.

Peter said...

There have been a lot of "hens and chicks" around lately on different blogs. Is this another one, a hybride? They seem to take all forms! (I know nothing aobut plants, just like to see them.)

Frank said...

There it is! I have been looking everywhere for my new toupee.

Keropok Man said...

haha.. they looks like they are alien plants.

run! take cover!!!....

RamblingRound said...

Medusa is the first thought I had when I saw the photo.

Rauf said...

has Juliet ditched Romeo and running after this bird Perseus ?

i want to meet Medusa, give me her phone number. want to ask if snakes are eating her brain.

long time Isabella, been traveling a lot
hope you doing fine.
lots of love

Moi said...

is it some kinda fern??? it sure adds a lovely touch to the place...

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yes, the snake-like plant is quite beautiful. I love it.

JAM said...

I've never seen one of these before. Kinda creeepy and pretty at the same time. It looks to be more creature than plant.

Lavenderlady said...

..and I can certainly understand why. it's an interesting combination in this planting.

Angie said...

It looks like what I call an 'asparagus fern', though that may not be the correct name. I have had one in a pot for 20 years, it is very tough. And I'm in southern Australia, which is colder than Florida.