Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Royal Poinciana is the Flame Tree

The flame trees are all over Exuma and were in full bloom when we were there. They grow to be 30-40 feet tall and so can be seen from great distances.

The individual blooms look like orchids.

The seed pods can grow to two feet long. When they are new, they are green and soft, darkening to brown and hardening as they age. I read that the pods are sometimes burned for fuel.

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