E for Elephant Ear Plant

Colocasia is a genus of 25 or more species of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical Polynesia and southeastern Asia. Common name is Elephant-ear.  They are herbaceous perennial plants with a large rhizome on or just below the ground surface. The leaves are large to very large. The elephant's-ear plant gets its name from the leaves, which are shaped like a large elephant ear. (via Wikipedia)

I believe you can find some in the garden areas of this hotel in Paris...
oui oui oui  this is the Pershing Hall Hotel in Paris...  look at this FABuLOUS foliage and lighting...




See more views of the hotel and perhaps visit it... information AND great music on their site HERE!!!

Ooooh and don't forget to visit other other Outdoor Wednesday postings via A Southern Daydreamer and A to Z April Challenge participants and Reading is Fashionable for Paris book review today and if you want PARISIAN inspired PAINTINGS... Fifi is HAVING a CLEARANCE SALE  HERE and HERE... COUPONCODE for FEE shipping within the US is FREESHIPUS !!!!

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5 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I actually call them elephant ears. Glad to know what they really are.
Thank you for sharing, Fifi.
Teresa
xoxo

martinealison said...

je ne possède pas dans mon jardin de telles plantes. J'aime leur nom!
Bisous et merci pour ces belles photos comme toujours.

Brillante Interiors said...

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Debbie said...

We have some but over the years they have gotten smaller and smaller. Now they are more like mouse-ears:)

La Petite Gallery said...

I love elephant ears and banana trees, soo exotic. yvonne

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