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yellow bellflowers

By blondspice
These giant yellow bellflowers were in full bloom August 2010 (last summer) at the San Francisco botanical gardens.
These flowers are as large as your forearm, they hang down due to the weight. Unfortunately I don't know the botanical name. I tried to google it, found numerous photos online, but NO description.
If anyone knows the botanical name, please leave a comment. thanks.


Tags: Photo journalism General Flower Yellow Flowers and plants San francisco Botanical garden Bellflower Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: LexEquine, Peagreen, sweetpea62 and 11 more

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LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
23 Jan 2011 10:05PM
Colorful capture of these exotic yellow flowers, Krystal, with artistic composition. Stay well.
Peagreen Plus
10 1 1 England
23 Jan 2011 10:18PM
Lovely image, Krystal, of these huge flowers. lovely colour and detail. Well captured.
Take care ....Pauline
23 Jan 2011 11:15PM
Great shot Krystal the really look large.Well done.
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 1:00AM
Superb shot, fabulous colours and so beautifully captured.

lesliea 11 2 Australia
24 Jan 2011 1:23AM
Very nice image great colours and detail, well captured.
leman 10 5 United States
24 Jan 2011 3:14AM
Great shot. Leman
24 Jan 2011 3:45AM
They don't come any bigger than that very nice artistic shot looks like a shower of giant flowers. I like this. Jamm
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
24 Jan 2011 6:14AM
These are daturas, and very well captured. Carol
blondspice 10 7 United States
24 Jan 2011 6:37AM
Carol, thanks for the suggestion about daturas. I googled "daturas" as it turned out, it is NOT a datura. Daturas are poisnous plants, toxic plants, and forbidden to grow in some states. However, you did help, because In my search I discoverd the "family" of plants "Solanaceae" and then I traced it to Brugmansia "Feingold" the name of this beautiful angel trumpet (common name). Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction. I have to update my descriptionabove. Krystal
blondspice 10 7 United States
24 Jan 2011 6:50AM
This new format does not let me UPDATE my DESCRIPTION. I have to post the update as a COMMENT:

Brugmansia are large shrubs or small trees, reaching heights of 3–11 m, with tan, slightly rough bark. The leaves are alternate, generally large, 10–30 cm long and 4–18 cm broad, with an entire or coarsely toothed margin, and are covered with fine hairs.

The name Angel's Trumpet refers to the large, very dramatic, pendulous trumpet-shaped flowers, 14–50 cm to 20 inches long and 10–35 cm across at the wide end. They are white, yellow, pink, orange or red, and have a delicate, attractive scent with light, lemony overtones, most noticeable in early evening. Flowers may be single or double.

Toxicity: All parts of Brugmansia plants contain dangerous levels of poison and may be fatal if ingested by humans or animals, including livestock and pets. Contact with the eyes can cause pupil diliation (mydriasis) or unequal pupil size (anisocoria).[3] Some municipalities prohibit the purchase, sale, or cultivation of Brugmansia plants.[2]

Several hybrids and numerous cultivars have been developed for use as ornamental plants.
I wish someone would put a warning up at the botanical garden warning people of its toxicity or cordoning it off so nobody can touch it. I have seen many people touch these flowers, smell them, pick them off the ground... yet all parts of this plant is toxic. Krystal
DanielD 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 9:11AM
Very good documentary - The capture is brilliant - wonderful flowers

Alvar 13 23 2 France
24 Jan 2011 12:33PM
Very nice artistic shot Krystal. Interesting narrative.
24 Jan 2011 5:17PM
I commented on this image, when you first put it up, Krystal. When AOL crashed my system, the comment -- also -- somehow disappeared. The change in the color tone and structure -- from the lower right to the upper left, makes the image very dramatic; it is a very natural progression; and one that is remarkably consistent. (I already gave you a vote on it, the first time around, so they're not going to allow me to do it again.)

Frase 12 Scotland
24 Jan 2011 9:33PM
WOW ...Wonderful flower , well captured.
29 Jan 2011 7:19AM
Wonderful trumpets Krystal, superb composition!

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