Wind-blown red

DAY 93 (7 JULY) – African arrowroot (Canna indica) (Vejer, Spain)

Returning to this town on the hill with a view of Morocco, it feels appropriate to discover a plant with Africa in its name: African arrowroot. It’s also known as Indian-shot and Queensland arrowroot.

Nestled in a right angle between the old town walls and a whitewashed house, I find these rubbery-leaved, brilliant red but fading cups. And I have to catch it at intervals, between angry gusts of westerly wind.

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