Late Deigo blooming heralds the eve of Summer

Late Deigo blooming heralds the eve of Summer

Deigo in full bloom with bright red flowers in Yogi Park, Naha on the afternoon of April 11.

April 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 11, the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory announced Deigo or tiger’s claws are in bloom in Naha. They have arrived 10 days later than last year. It was a summery day with a maximum temperature reaching 25.5 degrees Celsius. Last year, deigo bloomed on March 27. Pedestrians enjoying the bright-red flowers of deigo at an observation point in Yogi Park in Naha, felt the beginning of summer. Deigo were observed in bloom on Ishigaki Island on March 16. According to the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, deigo have not bloomed since 2009 in Minami Daito. Miyako islanders are still awaiting deigo’s bloom, which is a bit delayed from last year.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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