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Banana flower

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 14 September 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The tiny florets that you see become bananas. The dark big sheath falls off. We cook these flowers too as they are very healthy and tasty too.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Oh, I've never seen this before. Thanks for sharing.

14 Sep 2017 7:07am

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Happy to share

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This is a first for me Devi. Thanks for your information on this flower.

14 Sep 2017 8:57am

@Shaun: Happy know now what the banana flower looks like Shaun :))

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

I didn't know that this flower can be eaten.

14 Sep 2017 9:05am

@Claudiel: Yes Claudiel...and when we chop off the tree there will be a tender white stem inside.that can be cooked too :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

We often see bananas, but I didn't know the flower. Thanks for sharing.

14 Sep 2017 9:45am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro. Happy to see that now you have seen the banana flowers:)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the Banana flower. Lovely details and colours. Excellent .
Thank you Devi. :)

14 Sep 2017 9:57am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam :))))))))))))))))))))

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting introduction to a small photo.

14 Sep 2017 10:21am

@Willem: Thank you Willem :)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


14 Sep 2017 10:36am

@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup Existence :))

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I've never seen this before. Thanks for sharing. I learn something new every day.

14 Sep 2017 10:50am

@beach: Thank you beach. We also cook the banana stem which is inside the tree( shall post a picture soon). This stem can be cooked and this dissolves the stones in the kidneys!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture with beautiful colors!! How interesting that this flower can be eaten.

14 Sep 2017 11:41am

@Steven: Yes..we can make side dish for rice and other dishes too:)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How delightful. I have not heard of or seen this before.

14 Sep 2017 2:39pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie..shall post a clearer picture sometime:)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur de banae superbe vue.
Belle soirée

14 Sep 2017 3:05pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou mon ami :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is a new one for me. Interesting.

14 Sep 2017 3:50pm

@B. Thomas: Happy you like this B :))) When I saw the cardinal in your blog I was thinking of grapes and Nacho:))

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool shape

14 Sep 2017 4:14pm

@Dimitrios: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I've never seen these banana flowers before. I liked to know your story ... thanks for sharing it here... Hugs Devi!

14 Sep 2017 4:23pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela Hugs Devi :)))))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

How interesting!

14 Sep 2017 4:52pm

@Steve Rice: Yes Steve...they say that one half of the world does not know how the other half lives :))))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely banana doc shot but why so small?

14 Sep 2017 5:08pm

@grouser: A small flower as the banana is of a small variety!

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Je n'ai jamais vu , mais pourquoi la mettre en si petit ? On ne voit pas les détails importants.)

14 Sep 2017 6:43pm

@tataray: :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Really amazing.

14 Sep 2017 7:17pm

@Tomek: :))))))))))))))))))) Thank you Tomek :)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

So interesting shot!

14 Sep 2017 7:18pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena :)

yo from Ile de France, France

Je n'ai jamais vu. Merci pour le partage Devi !
En France, nous mangeons les fleurs de courgettes.

14 Sep 2017 7:20pm

@yo: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))Merci beaucoup :)

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very interesting and beautiful!!!

14 Sep 2017 8:55pm

@Mireille T.: Thank you Mireille :))))

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful image. I remember banana trees growing in our back yard in Hawaii. The bananas were so sweet. I remember that after the stalk with all the bananas on it was cut down, the tree was also cut down. We would try and catch the lizards running out between the leaves.

14 Sep 2017 11:36pm

@Elaine Hancock: That must have been pretty exciting !! We also remove the white inner stem from the chopped banana tree and cook it. It is very very tasty and medicinal. Make juice with the banana stem and have it on empty stomach early in the morning and all the stones in the kidney - if any - vanish!!

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I've never seen a banana plant in this state before - interesting,

15 Sep 2017 1:55am

@Harry: Shall post one soon...a bigger one :))

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Great idea to post a larger one, beautiful shapes and details to be shared ))

15 Sep 2017 4:03pm

@Lewis: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I meant the picture :)

15 Sep 2017 5:31pm

@grouser: Oh ! Well this one was cropped and shrunk to enable me to post it for a recipe in another site! I lost the original ! It just vanished !

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Do you know we have bananas growing in a conservatory just seven miles from here? I'll have to try and get a picture for you.

17 Sep 2017 6:58pm