This contains a somewhat sticky and slightly viscous liquid which is very fragrant. The white flowers have dried off as can be seen from the brown thing.
Grows great under my large oak tree in the shade. Turn the flower upside down and squeeze out the "juice". Save it in the frig and put it on my hair. Smells wonderful!
also know as Pine Cone Ginger
First flower, which will eventually turn red, of a young Pine Cone Ginger in Northcentral Florida.
8/20/06 Blooming in Pocahontas TN as an outside potted plant
Hillsborough County, Florida August 2006
Hillsborough County, Florida October 2006
Shampoo Ginger, taken 6/01/07 inside an aviary in The North Carolina Zoological Park at Asheboro, NC
Pine cone ginger,Shampoo Ginger
Beautiful leaves of the Pinecone Ginger
The first time it has 'bloomed' for me
"Dainty" yellow flowers
How to process PineCone Ginger to extract the juice from the flower heads to use on your hair and skin. As last rinse, leaves hair shiny and softer .
Pinecone ginger flower heads are ripe and ready to harvest the Awapuhi juice from in the fall, when they are red. Use the juice as a final rinse on your hair to leave it soft and silky.
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, hawaii. Photo courtesy of Mark Delepine. Copyright Mark Delepine.