Isle of Tenerife

May, the bloom of Tajinaste flower

The spring month May is the month of love, warm temperatures and the of efflorescent biota.
Tenerife is a sunny spanish island. 20 % of the vegetation can be found in the national park Teide.

Tajinaste bloom

In the late spring or early summer, in the months of May and June is the time of flowers in Tenerife.
In the rest of the year Tenerife, and the national park Teide resemble a moonscape. But in may it’s the time of the anthesis of the flower tajinaste.
The tajinaste, (tajinaste rojo, Echium wildpretii, Tower of Jewel) is a columnar flower with a beautiful and lush red colour.

It is among the category of the tropicals and tender Perennials.

It is 4 to 6 feet high (or 1,2 to 1,8 metres). Birds, bees and butterflies love the tajinaste flower.
It sows it’s seed for itself. The leaves are herbaceous.

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 12:01 am and is filed under Flowers & Plants, Nature, Photo-Blog, Teide National Park.

One Response to “May, the bloom of Tajinaste flower”

  1. Roberts Says:
    December 16th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Fantastic! I could not belive that the flower could grow on this plant!! Very very very beautiful! 😀

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