Echium simplex (Tower of jewels) a herbaceous biennial plant. Native to the island of Tenerife mainly in Macizo de Anaga (Canary Islands). Frost intolerant & requires sustained periods of sunlight to thrive. The plant produces a dense rosette in the 1st year & then flowers to a height of 1–3 metres in 2nd year. Blooms Feb-April in Tenerife. Widely available as a garden flower in warm temperate areas. It is very attractive to bees and produces a distinctively flavoured honey.

Garden Update: The San Diego Botanic Garden

Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Arenas Negras,Tenerife, Islas Canarias

Parque Nacional del Teide, Tenerife, Islas Canarias

One of the Guanches' leaders in Candelaria, Tenerife. (The Guanches are the mysterious natives of the Canary Islands, blonde with blue eyes.)

One of the Guanches' leaders in Candelaria, Tenerife. (The Guanches are the mysterious natives of the Canary Islands, blonde with blue eyes.)

Villa de Candelaria. Tenerife

Cuando hablamos de Guanches lo estamos haciendo de los primeros pobladores de las islas Canarias.

La catedral submarina de Santa Úrsula

La catedral submarina de Santa Úrsula, Tenerife

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