Today’s Photos – Red Cage Stinkhorn Fungus

Today's photos show the largest red cage stinkhorn fungus I've ever seen. It was growing in our hill and was all covered with flies; but many flew away when I stopped to take a few photos.  The red cage stinkhorn fungus is known as the Clathrus ruber; and is actually the stinkiest of mushrooms. It is also called … Continue reading Today’s Photos – Red Cage Stinkhorn Fungus

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Bird Pepper

I found a bird pepper plant while working in our hillside today; it was growing with guinea grass, high up on a rock. Bird pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) is so named because birds are very fond of eating these small peppers, and they are known to disperse the seeds. Bird pepper is also known as … Continue reading Bird Pepper

Another Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus

I knew that on our hillside there was another rosette flower of Plectranthus Amboinicus - Jamaican French Thyme, and today I found it. It is taller (8½" or approx. 22 cm), and even has ordinary french thyme plant leaves sprouting from the bottom of its stem. I'm amazed at seeing this rosette flower, and a quick … Continue reading Another Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus

rosette flower of Plectranthus amboinicus (Cuban Oregano, French Thyme)

The Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus (Jamaican French Thyme)

Recently, I discovered a different type of flower appearing on our French Thyme (plectranthus amboinicus); it resembles a rosette consisting of green leaves. The Jamaican French Thyme (plectranthus amboinicus) is also known as Mexican Mint, Spanish Thyme, Cuban Oregano, and Indian Borage. The flowers (usually pale purple or lavender in colour) are arranged in a … Continue reading The Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus (Jamaican French Thyme)

The Pure White Asiatic Dayflower

The pure white Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) is commonly known as "water grass" in Jamaica. It is a variation of the Blue Dayflower which is called tsuyu kusa (ツユクサ, 露草) in Japan, which means Dewdrop weed. The Asiatic Dayflower is also called Monsoon flower in Japan as it usually emerges after the rainy season. And … Continue reading The Pure White Asiatic Dayflower