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Palo de Izote fragment by Rudy Girón

Palo de Izote fragment






Palo de Izote is the Mesoamerican cousin of the yucca tree or Joshua tree and one of my favorite photographic subjects. Just …




Roof Top and Palo de Izote






Palo de Izote is the Guatemalan equivalent of the Joshua tree. In fact, Palo de Izote is the Mesoamerican cousin of the …




Palo de Izote Reflected






Palo de Izote is the Mesoamerican cousin of the Joshua or Yucca tree. I have a fascination with the Izote tree; I …




Flor de Izote or Yucca tree flower






I don’t know why I have a fascination with the Izote tree, a member of the yucca tree family, also known as the Yoshua tree. Maybe its many arms and hands. Anyhow, I like it and its used often in the hedgerows around Antigua Guatemala. Its white flowers are edible and they are considered a delicacy. The izote tree flower is also the national flower for the neighboring country of El Salvador. You can see the white flowers right above the center of the photograph; you may need to see the larger version to actually see it. So far I have posted several photos of the palo de izote tree, but this one is my favorite.







Palo de Izote tree






Palo de Izote is a relative of the Yucca Tree. It is present in almost all gardens and fences here and everywhere …