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Tropical plants

Walking through the neighborhood today, I snapped some photos of typical Florida yards and all the crazy plant life.  And yes, that is my thumb in some photos–the dogs weren’t so interested in letting me stop to photograph plants…

There’s some crazy ivy that seems to take over the trees.  If you look around, the ivy has some smaller leaves and resembles the stuff I’m familiar with around offices and homes.  Only this stuff is on steroids and has leaves almost as large as me.

There seem to be a huge variety of palm trees, from kinds with almost concrete-like smooth trunks (my favorite) to super-rough-I’d-hate-to-shimmy-down-that basket weave trunks.  Some bear coconuts, others don’t.  And the leaves come in all shapes, sizes, and conformations.

Walking along some streets, it’s so incredibly lush that you wouldn’t be suprised to see a Jurassic Park creature emerge.  We saw some wierd green ball fruit on a small tree/bush.  I really should have snagged one to cut open when we got home, but I was afraid of getting caught by the homeowner.  Next time…

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