Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Jamaican flowers

There is no end to the beautiful flowers here!! Just a few more for you to enjoy. the yellow stringey stuff looks like the silly stuff that you shoot out of a can - it grows all over a plant, is bright yellow/gold, then dies and is brown and falls off. Don't know what it is - I would love a book about the biology of this pretty island.

1 comment:

  1. The yellow stringy stuff is called the "Love Bush" dodder. It got the name from a Jamaican children's game. You would throw a piece of the plant at a tree and call out the name of your hope to be lover and if it stuck to the tree and grew then your love would flourish. It is used medicinally for baby gripes and colds and for headaches and prickly heat.