Saturday, April 10, 2010
Most puya are indigineous to the mountains of Peru and Chile. The puya inflorescence pictured here is about 9 feet tall, and the “grove” at the Huntington should be in full bloom within the month. Certain puya varieties, and this may be one, can take from 80 to 150 years before producing the first flower. When finally in full flower, the colors are incandescent. I don’t know if Mr. Dinosaur gave these to Mrs. Dinosaur, but their look and habit indicate the primitive.
Speaking of primitive, rare, and educational, the only footage left from the infamous Albert post. His hat trick: