Portland Plants 23 - More photos of plants found in the Pacific Northwest!

3년 전

IMG_3684.jpg

Portland Plants 23:

It's starting to feel like summer, here in Portland. We've already seen the tulips come and go. And many of the irises have begun to wilt as well. Our bushes and trees are starting to look like normal bushes instead of bright, vivid splotches of color. I think it's going to get more and more difficult to find new plants, but we'll see.

This first flower that I'm posting was spotted a week ago. I wanted to include it in Portland Plants 21, but that post was pretty full already. After this first tall purple flower, I'll post some of the photos that I took on a different excursion last week.

baby flourish.png

IMG_3671.jpg

I really like these tall flowers with the bud bunches up at the top. There are a few other flowers that grow in this kind of configuration.

IMG_3676.jpg

IMG_3693.jpg

IMG_3683.jpg

baby flourish.png

IMG_3920.jpg

These flowers are too crazy to pass up, even though I've already taken a boatload of photos of them already.

IMG_3914.jpg

IMG_3913.jpg

baby flourish.png

IMG_3923.jpg

Even though some of the irises are starting to wilt, there are still a lot of nice ones, as well as buds that haven't bloomed yet. I wonder how long their season is.

IMG_3925.jpg

IMG_3928.jpg

baby flourish.png

IMG_3934.jpg

These flowers were early bloomers. There were only a few flowers on this plant that was full of buds.

IMG_3937.jpg

IMG_3935.jpg

IMG_3938.jpg

baby flourish.png

IMG_3944.jpg

It looks like it's the end of the season for one of my favorite kind of bush. I spotted this plant way back at the beginning of spring, in Portland Plants 7. When blooming, these bushes are a very vibrant dark blue/purple and almost the whole bush is covered in flowers. Now it's back to being a boring old bush.

IMG_3943.jpg

baby flourish.png

IMG_3994.jpg

These waxy, yellow flowers were pretty cool. They've got an interesting structure and the shininess of the petals is pretty unique. I didn't touch them, so I don't know if they're sticky or wet or what.

IMG_4004.jpg

IMG_3996.jpg

IMG_4001.jpg

IMG_3998.jpg

IMG_4031-2.jpg

I'm told that these are onions.

IMG_4036-2.jpg

IMG_4037.jpg

IMG_4040.jpg

baby flourish.png

IMG_4045.jpg

Our last plant looks like it came directly from Little Shop of Horrors. It's covered in spikes and looks rather ugly. Once these green things open up, they turn into giant orange flowers (maybe they have other colors, but I've only seen orange out here).

IMG_4046.jpg

"Feed me, Seymour!"

IMG_4047.jpg

IMG_4042.jpg

This looks more like livestock giving birth than a flower.

IMG_4054.jpg

This is what they turn into. Not so bad.

IMG_4062.jpg

IMG_4061.jpg

IMG_4064.jpg

baby flourish.png

That's going to do it for this post. The weather is so nice, I've been trying to rush through this post so I can get outside with my camera.

I hope this is a good week for all of you!

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
STEEMKR.COM IS SPONSORED BY
ADVERTISEMENT
Sort Order:  trending

What WOULD the world be like, without flowers? They sure add a lot to our every day. That Seymour plant is really funky. Love the yin and yang of it. Looks like it might eat you, to a royal beauty. Nice close ups of all of them.

·

I wouldn't even want to imagine our world without flowers. Even if life could exist without them, I don't think art would.

That last plant is funky, indeed. They almost look like weeds with all the spikes on them.

Beautiful flowers dude and awesome shots. I did some Artwork with one of your flowers since I got your permission to use some of your pictures. I gave you credit on the post and on the copyright. Check it out B. ☺