While we were in Panamà, we stayed in a hotel with overlooked the heart of David, Parque Cervantes. What I found especially endearing is that some enterprising nursery put signs on most of the plants with their scientific name and common names. All these plants grow here in the Yucatan too! So finally, I have the names for some of the plants in my own garden!
This is called Jazmin flor chico (small flowered jasmine) the sign said that it’s latin name is Jasminum sambac, but Jasminum sambac doesn’t look like that, I think it’s Jasminum multiflorum or star jasmine,. What do you think?
I was excited to see this plant in the park, just before I left on our trip I had bought one at the Merida English Library ongoing plant sale. Now I know that it’s latin name is Ophiopogon jaburon “varigata”, the Spanish common name is Opiopgon, the English name is White Lilyturf, and maybe I’ll get a flower out of it.
I love these varigated leaves. This is Alpinia zerumbet also called Alpinia variegata it’s a shell ginger. Sadly, I don’t own one. I love varigated leaves and would certainly overdo it if I wasn’t careful.
These are Crotòn, NOB these are house plants, in their native lands they can grow up to ten feet tall. I have 2 different types in my new tropical area. The latin name is Codiaeum variegatum.
This is Washingtonia Robusta.
And that’s all folks!