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Panama Flora

As seen on the Pacific Side

storm 85 °F

Saturday, 11/20/10-Monday, 11/22/10. I have been asked several times what plants and animals are here in Panama. Well, Panama in general is a very diverse country when it comes to those things. So, all I can tell you is what I've seen in the area of the Pacific Ocean side. Today I would like to tell you about the flowers, plants and trees. The Panamanians love their flowers and since it rains a lot here and the climate is tropical, they grow in abundance. One very common plant is the bougainvilleas.

You see them in pots:

Growing thru walls:

and used as hedges:

Other flowering plants are used as hedges also:

Some flowers grow right on the beach:

Trees grow in abundance here and they get very tall. Here is a picture of an avocado tree in my backyard:

I don't know what this one is, but these trees grow to well over 100 feet:

And naturally, palm trees are abundant:

There are no jungles here, but the rain forest that comes right up to the beach:

Next entry is for the birds!

Posted by Jan Foster 09:10 Archived in Panama

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