Hortus Botanicus Leiden

December 25, 2017  •  7 Comments

Hortus Botanicus in Leiden is right in the middle of Leiden University, an old and prestigious institution here, founded in 1575. That was even before Wayland was founded (1636 or 1638).  Visiting in the winter is excellent because of the lack of crowds and the numerous greenhouses stuffed with plants.  I go there to find interesting photographic subjects, and I think I did. Here are the ones I like the best from my first visit.

The first photo shows a plant that emits sticky stuff to attract and catch insects. You can see an ant fell prey to this ploy. 

 

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Here's the bark of an interesting tree:

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The bird of Paradise flower is one of the most spectacular on earth, but they almost always look a little ratty when I see them in gardens in the warm parts of the US.  This one was a perfect specimen.

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Many plants have gorgeous leaves and this was one of the best.

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