Shells in bud…

Close-up image of Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) in the morning sunlight. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

At the entrance to Flamingo Gardens was this beautiful Shell Ginger in bud stage. The name comes from the shell-like flowers that will soon emerge from the prolific buds. The plant can grow, hedge-like to 4-8 feet tall. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

I am hoping the black tips of these buds do not mean that the plant is stressed from drought that is happening right now in Florida. This is Florida’s 4th driest start to a year. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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