The tajinaste, an endemic plant species typical of the Canary Islands that can reach up to three meters in height. Its name comes from the guanche language and means needle.
It blooms every spring, when you can see a contrast of colours between the dark tones of the lava and the striking shades of the flower.
There are several varieties of tajinastes, such as:
- Blue Tajinaste; Shrub with flowers of blue, fuchsia or white, that grows in the shape of cone.
- Tajinaste blanco; Robust cone-shaped bush with a white and blue corolla.
- Red Tajinaste; A form similar to a spear, endemic of the island of Tenerife. It is only found in the Teide National Park, hence it is known as Teide red tajinaste.
Photo Contest Tajinaste
If you are passionate about photography and want to spread and promote respect for the environment, and promote the native flora of the Canary Islands, participate in the contest “The flowering of the tajinaste.” Held for the third consecutive year in Tenerife. For more information 👉 Tajinaste photo contest