Sunday, November 07, 2010

Mysterious spiky tree

I like plants and trees, but I'm not the best at identifying them. Perhaps someone out there can help me figure this one out.

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From afar, I thought it was some sort of conifer with needles, but up close I realized the needles were actually large, stiff, bromiliad-type leaves, like pineapple tops.

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Any ideas?

2 comments:

  1. i think it might be a monkey puzzle tree...

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  2. I stumbled upon your blog while looking up the name of a tree, which is the monkey puzzle. But yours seems to be different from the one I saw. Maybe it's a similar plant. If you still live in the UK and are ever near Bangor, Wales, go to Penrhyn Castle and the forest outside has a beautiful monkey puzzle tree.

    I like your blog. Mainly because the most recent post is brownies. Yum! :)

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