Wordless Wednesday – Entwined Dragons

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

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The heavily bifurcated branches give an indication of the age

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

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Both roots and branches are entwined

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

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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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