the unknown bottlebrush-lookalike

fototaker

Niagara Falls, United States

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i had snapped the original image some weeks ago and many thought it was/is a bottlebrush flower. but i have seen that species, and that it is not. a bottlebrush has its flower protruding from a single spine and grows outward in a single line. THIS plant grows its buds in a circular cluster and when the buds sprout, the flower expands outward from these buds… not in a line. please see the smaller pixs displayed at the above link. a bottlebrush does not grow like this. can you help identify this strange but lovely plant? i have looked for days online, seeing over hundreds of fotos and while some seem similar the flower remains unique and unknown. where am i seeing this flower? i am in SW Spain, in a usually very hot climate during the summer with dry hot winds coming from the northern Africa deserts. as mentioned above, it’s now winter and the buds are starting to hatch. i have been to this area where these are seen many times and i have never seen these flowers before. i have been snapping flowers for many years so if they were there before, i would have noticed them years prior.

i am submitting this to ALL the nature/flower groups i belong to in hopes someone can identify this flower. once this flower is IDed, i will delete this picture from the groups. the only reason for posting is to ID the original image. thanks for your time and help, and happy holidays everyone!!!

this is the whole brush/tree that grows the flower. there are about five or six of these in almost the same location. all are about the same size, no higher than 6feet or about a meter in height. they do not expand even a meter in width, or about 2feet. right now it’s chillingly cold outside to about 16c at night (thats cold to me!!) and the buds i see are starting to open.

if you can help, please DO!!! your time and research is very much appreciated!! acHoooooo!! pleaes ask your flower-loving friends what this could/can possibly be. i and other inquiring minds want to know!!!

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