Friday, October 30, 2009

Holywood Lignum-Vitae

Guajacum sanctum
Common Names: holywood lignum-vitae, lignum-vitae, tree-of-life
Family: Zygophyllaceae (caltrop Family)
I planted this 4o years ago when it was 6 inches tall. Now it's 10 feet tall. We had a lot of rain this summer and the tree gave us a large crop of seed. The seed will not normally sprout under the tree because the seed needs to be eaten by a bird.