Chris do you've got any idea on the age of these plants? With us it's very slow growing.
Typical life span is probably a couple of decades at most. 5-10 years to flowering more common. See the Joshua tree link for the slow growing species. Chris
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww what a spectactular plant and with such brillent colour. Its looks a little like what we used call a **blackboy when small as they can grow very large and have many arms as well.I couldn't find a small one so only got large.David
There are quite a few species David, but this one is particularly well adapted the the brush fires that occur in this region. There is a species that grows in the desert grasslands of Arizona and New Mexico that grows much taller and its dry flower stalks are sometimes struck by lightning which sets the grass on fire - its all part of their plan :) The Joshua Tree looks much more similar to the large 'black boy' in your picture. Chris
Most of the pictures - great!
and the others... LOL Richard. Куда вы идете на свой отпуск?
In the holiday in the mountains in the Altai, in different countries, travel - all over Russia. Geography and illustrations are always here
Pretty plants. First time I see them.
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