Thursday, February 10, 2011

POTD - Sea Grape

POTD - Sea Grape
©2011 Kristin Corlett

A very common tropical plant in Southern Florida is the Sea Grape.   I just learned how adaptable it is!  When the plant is right on the ocean getting pummeled with sea spray all the time, the plant will stay shrub-like with no real trunk.  When it is growing away from the salt spray, it grows as a tree.  How versatile! 

When I was walking by this tree, I was immediately drawn to the shadows on the branch sticking furthest out.  Once I saw the photo on the computer I was struck how the colors of the building were echoed in the colors of some of the leaves.  Both of these factors made for a lovely photo, I do believe.

More Sea Grape facts here.



lisleman said...

glad that you included the link because it answered my question about the grapes. So next time I'm stranded on an island I'll look for the sea grapes.

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE Sea Grapes.

Beth Zimmerman said...

I've never heard of Sea Grapes! Beautiful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I believe I have seen them in Florida but did not know the name.
It's a beautiful shot.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous. I'm so glad you share your world with me