Bananas in Nelson

bananas, Nelson (03 Feb 2012)

bananas, Nelson (03 Feb 2012)

Though they grow as high as trees, banana and plantain plants are not woody and their apparent “stem” is just the bases of the huge leaf stalks. Thus they are technically gigantic herbs. (from the Wikipedia article on Musa)

Much of the land around my friend’s summer house is planted with various species of bamboo. But there are also a few surprises – including a group of banana plants.

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