Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

yucca blossoms!

Back in this post, I asked "What is this plant?" It was six feet tall and looked like asparagus, but mostly what was weird was that the tall stalk had appeared seemingly overnight. It had never before grown a stalk in the three years I've lived in this house.

Well, I learned it's a yucca plant, and the reason it hadn't grown that stalk before is that yucca has a freakish life-cycle: In order to blossom (that's why the stalk), it has to be eaten by little moths.

Nature is freakish.

Anyhow, here's the end-result: beautiful blossoms!

Note: The picture doesn't do it justice. Looking at it now, it seems unspectacular; I should take another shot with me standing beside it to show scale.

Tags: house, life, religion

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