Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter...

                        I hope this holiday fills your heart and your home with love and joy. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Hispaniolan lizard cuckoo (Coccyzus longirostris) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Information from Wikipedia.
Background  picture taken with Samsung phone..

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sea Lavender, Argusia gnaphalodes (Boraginaceae) Bay Lavender, Beach Heliotrope, Sea Rosemary

Photographed this flowering plant in Bayahibe, La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Like many times before I take a picture of a very interesting plant. 
Later at home try to identify the plant and post it on my blog. 

This time I found Sea lavender is native to Southeast Florida, the Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and other islands of the Caribbean. It has been introduced to and now naturalized in Hawaii, extreme Southern California, and other regions throughout the tropical world. 
Sea lavender is a shoreline erosion control plant.
For more information go this link from the University of Florida, USA
Sea Lavender, Arqusia gnaphalodes

Fotgrafierte diese blühende Pflance in Bayahibe, La Romana, Dominican Republic.