FOTD – August 29, 2022: Banana Tree Flower

It’s going to be 105 degrees this week in Southern California. What?! I have a few flowers growing around my yard (that have not burned yet), but I’ve shared them all. To my delight, I found this strange flower growing out of bunches of bananas at the San Diego Zoo in the middle of the summer.

One of thousands of plants at the San Diego Zoo stands tall–red flower portion over six feet high!: the Banana Tree Flower.

I had to stand on my tiptoes (and I’m 5’10”) to get a good shot of this beauty; sharing for Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD). For those of you that don’t know, San Diego is a bit milder and more humid than inland southern California, so things grow better there in the summer. I also believe that these strange and exotic plants grow well at the zoo because they have a large, natural canopy from all of the surrounding plants.

San Diego Zoo has its own natural botanical garden throughout, with many rare species thriving in the mild, humid climate.

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am an avid nature and ecology lover and enjoy sharing my photography in my blog writings. I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening with my camera, trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

23 thoughts on “FOTD – August 29, 2022: Banana Tree Flower

    1. It was on the African Rocks path, somewhere in between the Geladas and the Leopards. There were only a couple of them.
      Thanks for visiting my post! I will have another tomorrow about Kaja. 😎
      I’ll hop over and check yours out too!

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      1. We skipped the African Rocks path on our last trip. Oh man, I remember that area had some awesome plants native to Africa.
        It was so hot when we were there that we went on the hippo and tiger trails.
        I’ll check out your post tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your photos and for checking mine out.

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      2. Yes! She’s really spunky, jumping around from the rocks and trees, which is surprising, since she’s tiny. I never get to see the baby takin. He was born this past spring but every time I go by there, he’s not out. There’s also a baby bontabong (near polar bears) and baby birds in the hummingbird aviary (wattled jacana). 😎

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      1. Well…I had my 300mm on my camera and was taking photos of Geladas that were far away. I was too close to the flowers for a good shot with that lens, and a lot of people kept stopping around there. Rather than taking time switching out my lenses, I used my iPhone in between all the hovering people. 😆 Then, I turned right back around to use my DSLR on the animals, who were pretty active. Long story short…timing. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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  1. Amazing what you can find at the San Diego zoo! Never thought there would be a flower near bananas! Your ability to capture nature in the moment is pretty spectacular!

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