Exotic planting

 

exotic plantWhat strange creature is this?  Seen at the Jardines de Alfabia, an estate at the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains that can be dated to 1170.   The original name derives from al fabi, ‘jar of olives’ in Arabic. The Moors occupied Mallorca from 903-1229 and left behind landscaping and irrigation systems still in use and evident throughout the island.jardinealfabia-plant2

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