Since July I have been noticing these trees with gorgeous orange flowers all along Ocean Avenue. As long as I have lived in Southern California, I don't remember ever seeing anything like this. What the heck are they? Does anyone know?
It's definitely a tree, not a bush. The big ones are way taller than a one-story house.
Here's a closeup of the blossom. Each one of those teeny mini-bananas in the middle opens into a fabulous orange beauty. As more of the inner ones open, the outer blooms tend to drop off, so the overall flower stays about the same size.
And here's some leaves --
And that is absolutely all the information I have. Can anyone help?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Posted at 3:53 PM