Photo of the week: Jade vine flower

The flower of the jade vine in the garden at Hacienda de Abajo, Tazacorte
The flower of the jade vine in the garden at Hacienda de Abajo, Tazacorte



A jade vine flower on a hand, for scale Yesterday I saw a jade vine in flower for the first time in my life. As you can see, it’s not really jade coloured, much less emerald (the other name for the plant) but it is very pretty. After a bit of googling I discovered that it’s in the pea family, and the Latin name is Strongylodon macrobotrys and it comes from the Phillipines.

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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