Unearthly-looking Sapphire Tower in bloom at San Diego Botanic Garden

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Characterized by unearthly, metallic-looking, deep turquoise blooms, that are punctuated by bright orange anthers, the Puya alpestris, commonly known as the Sapphire Tower, looks like nothing else in the plant world.

The Sapphire Tower that is currently in bloom and visitors to the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas can find it in South American Garden.

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