by Kevin T McEneaney
When a plant blooms once in a century,
you know that something special is going on….
In barren highlands of Bolivia,
as well as Peru, a bromeliad
blooms with pillar-stalks at fifty-feet high,
displaying thousands of yellow-white blooms
in an exotic phallic-like tower
which resembles a giant pineapple.
While there are three-thousand-seven hundred
species of various bromeliads
arranging their flowers in dense clusters,
this regal “queen of the Andes” is rare.
Viewing is a once-in-a-lifetime snap!
For five-thousand dollars, I’ll take you there!