Maybe you’re a whiz when it comes to local fruits and vegetables, but how good are you if we shift the landscape to the Caribbean? Today’s post will give you a perfect opportunity to test your identification skills and take a shot at winning a prize!
All you need to do is guess the identify of the following photos that were taken during my recent trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands and a stay on the island of St. Croix. It’s such a lush environment where the vegetation is amazingly productive and exotic.
There are always exciting plant discoveries and new fruits and veggies to sample. We won’t waste time rehashing past tropical edibles like the sour sops, sugar apples, and tamarinds that I shared the last time I was in St. Croix.
Take Advantage of all the Help You can Get for this Challenge
Those were easy compared to what’s in store for you today, but guess right and you’ll be in the running to receive a nice little prize from my OpenSky storefront. If you’ve subscribed and read the latest issue of the Gardening Secrets Newsletter you will have a huge advantage because the names of all the plants in question were mentioned there!
It’s not too late to sign up for the newsletter and snag copy of the November issue from the archives if you want to improve your chances of coming up with all the correct responses. Or if you’re feeling pretty confident, just jump right in and list your answers in the comment section below.
Be sure to place the names in the same order as the photos appear. If more than one person gets them all correct a winner will be selected at random. Good luck and here is the lineup of exotic vegetation found growing in St. Croix that will challenge your plant identification skills:
Unusual and Exotic Vegetation Spotted in the U.S. Virgin Islands:
Go right ahead and give it your best shot to identify all of the plants pictured above. One final clue, which you’ve probably guessed by now if you follow this site, is that some part of each plant is edible or medicinal, but the catch is it may not be the part that is pictured in the photo.
I’ll return in a couple days to post the correct identification of these tropical plants and announce the winner of the contest and the prize that they will be receiving.
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