Spiral Ginger (Costus)

Photo by Gayla Trail  All Rights Reserved

Considering the wide breadth of plant photos I took through our month in the Caribbean, it comes as a surprise how often I keep reaching for images of ginger family plants to show here. Perhaps it is because there are just so many more than I ever imagined, or perhaps because the remainder of he winter has been gray and these flowers are bold and BRIGHT. Whatever the reason, here’s another one.

The spiral growth pattern of this one is unique and I believe we saw a variegated version of it as well, but try as I might, I was unable to find a photo in my files. Meanwhile, I only have about 30 more rolls of film to develop (about 360 images) from that trip alone! There is also a bag of film with rolls dating back to last August.

I suppose it could be in there somewhere.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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6 thoughts on “Spiral Ginger (Costus)

  1. Beautiful picture, as always! The new ‘teaser’ image format is ingenious – I never would have thought that cropping could make an image link so tantalizing! : )

  2. Jenae: Thanks! I made the design change because the Daily Botanicals were getting lost in the sidebar. I made them thin because there are so many and I didn’t want them to completely out-compete the other posts. I was concerned that full size thumbnails would push everything too far down the page.

  3. gorgeous!

    question: I noticed that you mentioned rolls of undeveloped film, are your film photos scanned & posted or do you use digital for the website?

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