Red and orange wildflowers


I love visiting local gardens and photographing beautiful flowers. This first flower is a Strelitzia a common name is bird of paradise. Hummingbirds love this flower and pollinate is almost exclusively. This flower grows all over the southern California coast.

Title: Strelitzia
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The Tibouchina urvilleana is known for it’s big purple flowers. I wanted to show a different side of this evergreen shrub. The leaves of this shrub are beautiful green with a bright red outline and a red flower bud. The common name for this shrub is princess flower. This shrub grows all along the west coast and thrives in southern California.

Title: Tibouchina urvilleana evergreen
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Most of the time the flowers have name markers at the gardens I visit but this little orange flower is a mystery. If you happen to know what type of flower this is feel free to send me an e-mail.

Title: Orange wildflower
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Abutilon hybridum or common name flowering maple is not really a maple at all. It got the common name flowering maple from it’s maple-shaped leaves. The best thing about this flower is that a happy Abutilon hybridum can bloom nearly non-stop from spring to fall.

Title: Red Abutilon hybridum
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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