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This plant has really tall stalks and large wavy plumes…I thought it was a lupine and nearly posted it as such until I researched lupines and couldn’t find any with this kind of tiny little bell-shaped flower.
This is a view from the top, looking down the plume.

Near Tijuana Estuary, Southern California, USA

PS: IDENTIFIED!!! By Celeste Mookherje:
Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)
Thank you Celeste!!!!

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium
Species: E. candicans

Dedicated to Genevieve

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep9 months ago

    The plant is tall with lupine-like plumes…but this is the close-up of the flower…now not sure what this is….?

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarke9 months ago

    Hi Gena! Do you have a shot of the whole plant and a shot of the flowers from further away. It looks a little familiar to me, too, but I’d need to see the whole plant and a not-so-close shot of the flowers, if you could, please. I hope someone can indentify it for you. :-)

  • Hi Jan…from far away it looks exactly like lupines…I was so sure it was that I was going to call this" loop de lupines". Then I google-imaged lupines and the closeup of the little flowers was entirely different. I put it into ID me and hopefully someone will know. If I get a chance I will see if I have a shot of the whole plant
    Thanks, Gena

    – paintingsheep

  • John Schneider
    John Schneider9 months ago

    Super piece of work!

  • David Davies
    David Davies9 months ago

    Excellent focussing, Gena! Love it!

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McComb9 months ago


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp9 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • barnsis
    barnsis9 months ago

    Neat POV, excellent focus factor

  • fauselr
    fauselr9 months ago


  • walstraasart
    walstraasart9 months ago

    An awesome photograph with gorgeous colors!

  • billfox256
    billfox2569 months ago

    A purple wonderland!!! An excellent capture!!! Bill

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