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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Big leaves

The broad leaves of this ornamental plant struck my eye. Each leaf is over a foot long! Quite unusual for this area. I believe this is the Common Taro, Colocasia Esculenta. A native of the tropics of Asia, it's grown here as an ornamental. The tubers are dug up before winter and stored inside, to be planted again in the spring. Around here, we call it Elephant ear.

1 comment:

  1. I had Elephant Ears in Georgia, will miss them! I never dug them up in the winter though but they always came back faithfully!


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