The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Arki's Blooming Bagras!
The filamentous flowers of bagras
The bagras blooms are a bee favorite
Small but already blooming
Quick Post: I got another bloomer surprise! Last year the UP Arch faculty planted 4 feet seedlings of the native bagras or Eucalyptus deglupta in between Bulidings 1 and 2. This year some of the seedlings have grown almost person height. One has already exhibited the multicolor bark at only a few inches trunk diameter. The same plant is now heavily burdened with flower. Just goes to show that good old bagras is reliable for urban greening.