Friday, February 06, 2009

Under the Bo Tree

Ficus religiosa, Bo Tree. This huge tree originated as a sapling that was brought to Hawaii in the 1800s. It was started from a cutting from the tree that Gautama Buddha (Sidhartha Gautama) was meditating under when he achieved nirvana. It now growing happily in the Foster botanical gardens as is one of their oldest trees.

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