Some December Foliage

Urginea maritima bulbs blooms in late summer, and after the bloom stem dies down, the foliage begins to sprout.  The foliage grows and feeds the bulb through the rainy season, and then dies off as the summer's heat and dryness take hold.  The color and texture of the foliage reminds me of Agave attenuata.  The leaves are half-grown at this time of the year.  Pleasing, not eye-grabbing from a reasonable distance...
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...close up, the curls and curves of the leaves are a delight to photograph:
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More foliage of interest via Foliage Followup at Digging Garden Blog;  enjoy!

Comments

  1. Lovely undulations, slightly reminiscent of tulip foliage (which, on occasion, I like better than the bloom.) Hope you'll post a pic of the squill when it blooms, too.

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  2. Yes, like Tulips as well. Here we invariably get a brutal heat wave just as the tulip flowers emerge, and the foliage is all we really get to enjoy.

    Some squill flowers here:

    http://pieceofeden.blogspot.com/2010/08/double-squill-thrill-and-molineux.html

    and here:

    http://pieceofeden.blogspot.com/2009/09/september-is-urginea-maritima-month.html

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  3. Stunning! I totally get the agave attenuata similarity. I also love the yucca in the background!

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