Palo de izote close up in Black and White

Palo de izote close up in Black and White by Rudy Giron

As I have said before, Palo de Izote is the Mesoamerican cousin of the yucca tree or Joshua tree and one of my favorite photographic subjects. Just take a look at the archives for palo de izote. Palo de Izote is a relative of the Yucca Tree. It is present in almost all gardens and fences here and everywhere in Southeast Mexico and Central America.

Palo de Izote is 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.

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