Canary Bell Flower

Canarina canariensis the Canary bell flower in Los Tilos, San Andres y Sauces
Canarina canariensis the Canary bell flower in Los Tilos, San Andres y Sauces

This is the Canary bellflower, Canarina canariensis, which has no close living relatives. It scrambles over things, like bindweed, with a stem up to 3 m long, and produces these lovely flowers in December. All the examples I’ve found so far this year are in Los Tilos, on the road up to the visitor centre.

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  1. I was looking at the picture trying to puzzle out what family it might belong to and then spotted the bit about it being an orphan – I’ll let myself off for not knowing.

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