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Madeiran blue

By AngelaR
Another beautiful flower from Madeira - we saw many of these in gardens and the wild.

Any ideas for its name would be appreciated.

Comments and crits welcome - please look large if you can - thanks.

Tags: Flowers Flowers and plants Madeira Funchal Landscape and travel Monte gardens

Voters: PatrickSmith, una, akh and 7 more

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PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
2 May 2007 4:31PM
Yes, they are called the 'Pride of Madeira', Echium fastuosum (or something like that), they grow like weeds in coastal California. They bloomed here in February. I'm not sure why this did not get more attention, because it is a good shot. But once I uploaded a flower shot like this when I first started EPZ and got 1 vote.

AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
2 May 2007 5:23PM
Thanks Patrick - we saw them along the coast too, in huge clumps. Thanks for your comments - never mind - architecture next week perhaps, as I'm off to Madrid for a few days.
una 19 10 United Kingdom
2 May 2007 6:49PM
A beautiful flower,nice detail.
sandrish 18 36 United Kingdom
2 May 2007 8:20PM
Angela, this is a fantastic shot, the lighting, colour, detail and focusing are all spot on!

foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
2 May 2007 8:23PM
Great capture Angela.
User_Removed 16 16 England
2 May 2007 10:29PM
Beautifully composed flower portrait with lovely colour and detail.
AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
3 May 2007 7:40AM
Thank you for all the nice comments on this.

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