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Sunflower1114 viewsA bright Sunflower at the weekly Farmers Market in Pasadena.
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Sago Palm980 viewsCycas revoluta. Members of the Cycad Family, Sago Palms are known to be among the oldest plants on earth. This photo is looking straight down into the cone on one of our plants.
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Malealuca1317 viewsLooks like it's related to the Bottle Brush plant. Beautiful purple bloom. Take at San Clement State Beach Campground.
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Dune Evening Primrose1022 viewsGrowing at the base of the Sand Dunes, the Dune Evening Primrose flourished.
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Desert Sand Verbena1028 viewsThis is a round flower consisting of many small purple blooms. It's about 1 inch in diameter.
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Desert Five Spot982 viewsThis delicate purple flower is named for the five red spots which can be seen inside the round bloom. The information I read implied that this was a rare desert flower. The very wet winter brough out quite a few of these flowers.
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Desert Five Spot1111 viewsAnother view of the rare Desert Five Spot.
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Lotus999 viewsGrowing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center. The Lotus flower is said to be the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously. It emerges from the depths of the muddy waters and symbolizes the manifestation of the universal Buddha Nature or Christ Consciousness inherent equally in all life. It also appears in legends of ancient Egypt and played an important part in ancient Egyptian Religion.
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Perfect Paradise1012 viewsTaken 9/16/03 in Downtown Los Angeles.
The bloom on this Bird Of Paradise was Perfect. It was fresh and full of color.
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952 viewsI have lots of California Poppies in my yard.
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1064 viewsPurple Orchid Taken at the Pasadena Farmers Market.
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Hydrangea1340 viewsTaken in my back yard.
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