Billbergia pyramidalis

Another post based on the theme of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, which is ‘Silence.’

I like to visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden a few times a year. The last time I was there, I got the last spot in the parking lot and expected to spend the morning elbowing my way through crowds. Imagine my surprise when I set out on the path into the garden and found it deserted. No one going down ahead of me, no one puffing their way up either. For a few minutes it was just me and a profusion of tropical plants, one of which was this Billbergia pyramidalis.

Billbergia pyramidalis is a bromeliad, also known as ‘Flaming torch.’ I wonder why?

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