Oriental plane tree

Platanus orientalis, the Old World sycamore, or Oriental plane, is a large, deciduous tree of the Platanaceae family, growing to 30 m (98 ft) or more, and known for its longevity and spreading crown.

The species name means ‘eastern’. (In comparison, the ‘western’ plane (or American sycamore) is named Platanus occidentalis) The eastern plane’s original distribution was eastward from the Balkans. The tree was called platane in ancient Greek history and literature and by related names in continental Europe. Equally well known in Asia and from Anatolia (modern Turkey) to India and usually called chinar or chenar. In the Kashmir Valley region, the native Kashmiri word for the tree is boonyiLire la suite de « Oriental plane tree »


The African daisy, with lovely daisy-like flowers, originates from South Africa.
Also known as the Cape Daisy or Blue-eyed Daisy (Osteospermum fruticosum) are members of the (Aster plant) Asteraceae family.
This tender perennial of the daisy family wants a frost-free location, enjoys a well-drained soil with lots of sun.
The flowers do very well in warm areas receiving full sunlight for a number of hours daily. They open fully in full sun but close at night seems like the chief complaint about this huge plant group.

Tuesday Photo Challenge : treat.