Close up pictures of flowers and of flowering trees

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower Macro

San Marino, California, USA
Latitude: 34.1263, Longtitude: -118.1156
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These pictures of flowers where taken in various places – gardens, parks and streets in Southern California. Usually this area gets most of its rainfall during winter and early spring. This is the best time to visit – it is not too hot to walk around, there is less smog and no smoke from wildfires. Spring is perfect season to see beautiful botanical gardens, streets with flowering trees and especially wild flowers outside of the cities.

Wild California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) also known as golden poppy, flame flower or copa de oro ( cup of gold) in Spanish is the official state flower of California. This poppy plant is native to the Western US and blooms from March till October if there is enough moisture/rain. The blossoms are yellow to orange in color and they will close at night and rainy days.

papaver nudicaule spring blossom Orange Poppy Close-up picture
Orange poppy flower opening up, papaver nudicaule.

There are a lot of garden poppy varieties too that can be seen at cities flower beds, private gardens etc. April is also a good month to enjoy flowering acacia  trees. They grow well in dry climate and blossoms are very pretty and spread wonderful fragrant smell. For those who like fragrant flowers it is recommended to visit a citrus plantation while in Southern California. The flowers of orange trees are small white and waxy not exactly prettiest tree flower however the aroma of flowering citrus grove is really amazing.

macro image of an orange tree blossom Citrus California
Orange Flower photo Citrus Park California Plantation Museum

Flowering trumpet trees line the streets around Los Angeles in the spring, when this beauties bloom they create truly festive atmosphere in the street. Winter and spring is also a season for camellias to flower. Visitors to California can see the best camellias at numerous shows held during this time. There are many other flowering plants in California that are also present in other parts of the country such as irises, kala flowers, peach trees.
Specific to desert climate are cacti and other succulent plants such as aloe that also blossom in the spring.

Pictures of Flowers Photo Gallery

Old wrecked truck and tree in full bloom
Rose Acacia blooming in an old garden on route 66 all over old truck. Robinia hispida, southern California, USA.
Tabebuia Impetiginosa - spring bloom rich pink color
Street with Trumpet trees in full bloom, near Hollywood, California, Tabebuia Impetiginosa.
Tabebuia Impetiginosa spring blossoming tree deep rich pink colour
Trumpet Tree in full blossom, detail, Tabebuia Impetiginosa.
Trumpet Tree Blossom
Purple Flower Trumpet Tree
Macro shot of a lily flower, pistil and petal, white and yellow color
Closeup view of white flower of calla lily, zantedeschia aethiopica .
Small bird flying and eating nectar of aloe flowers
Hummingbird feeding on aloe flowers in the gardens, aloe Striata.
Flowering Bord of Paradise
Bird of Paradise Tropical Plant
Macro of blue iris flower with dew
Blue Iris with Water Drops
Peach tree blossoming
Peach Tree Flowering in the Spring
Two Pink Camellias
Pink Camellias close-up
Olympic Fire, Kalmia latifolia
Clusters of ready to bloom flower buds of Olympic Fire, Kalmia latifolia
Olympic Fire, Kalmia latifolia - mountain laurel flowering
Clusters of opend up flowers of Olympic Fire, Kalmia latifolia.
Echinocactus Grusonii desert succulent plant with sharp spines
Golden Barrel Cactus at desert garden, California, Echinocactus Grusonii.
Wild Blueberry flowering in the spring
Canadian blueberry blooming, Vaccinium var.
a bunch of California poppy flowers
Field of orange California poppies
papaver nudicaule flower bud macro photo
Pinky Reddish poppy flower opening up,

  08.07.2017 by FPImages

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