In a day or 2 we'll be leaving this place where I find a lot of the flora to be of the 'exotic' variety. I suppose if you live here it might not strike you that way. I'm sure more than a few people wondered why I was taking photos of plants (and animals) that they considered to be quite ordinary - perhaps I would similarly wonder why people would take photos of plants and animals where I live. So, despite a few glances from a neighbour out in his yard, I took some photos of the outdoor garden plants that I'd likely not find in a nursery back home.
I suspect that if man were to disappear from this area it would revert to jungle within 5 years.