A species of the Agave, it is also known as Lion's Tail, Fox Tail or Swans Neck. It is a native to Jalisco, Mexico however it is commonly used as an ornamental however is very rarely found in the wild.
Also known as the onion weed.
Known as an invasive exotic weed in Australia and is native to the mediterranean region. It will survive anywhere in the world with a similar climate and is listed as a federal noxious weed by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Ficus Lyrata, also known as the Fiddle Leaf Fig is native to Western Africa where it lives in lowland tropical forests. Interestingly it is what you call a banyan fig which commonly starts life as an epiphyte high in the crown of another tree; it then sends roots down to the ground which envelopes the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangles it. It can also grow as a free-standing tree on its own, growing up to 12–15 m (39–49 ft) tall.
One evening in the botanic garden.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world thanks to their rhizome dependant system. Some species can grow up to 3 feet per day, which is about 1 inch per 40 minutes. The word bamboo comes from the word Kannada term "bambu".
A branch of eucalyptus a friend gave to me.
The wonderful smell we associate eucalyptus is a survival strategy. It's a volatile oil compound which is used as an insecticide. The also have an allelopathic effect which prevents other plants from growing nearby. These volatile compounds can vaporize in the air on warm days to create smog like mists which is what makes the blue mountains blue.
Gum branch floating in a painters runoff.
Two fig trees entwined.
Some people say they see two figures holding each other, a pair of legs, or a mass of veins and muscle. How our mind twists reality to create reason always fascinates me. It shows a mirror related to our experiences and inner mechanics.