Wordless Wednesday – Entwined Dragons


Dragos Gemelos – The twin Dracaena draco trees in Brena Alta, La Palma


The heavily bifurcated branches give an indication of the age


Of course there is a myth to go with the trees to do with brothers fighting (and dying) over a girl


Both roots and branches are entwined


Dragon tree seeds are burnished and made into rustic jewellery on the island


The trunks are pitted and as I looked up I could see bees swarming around the holes


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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Entwined Dragons

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    This was wonderful. I was afraid the fence was going between the trees. Those seeds are interesting.

    • I see what you mean, but luckily they have only ring-fenced them as the houses around them have been extended. The seeds are indeed fascinating. The trees flower only intermittently (so the crop is high irregular), causing the branch bifurcation.

  2. Tina says:

    Fascinating trees, they make quite a statement.

  3. Oh, that is very cool!

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