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Angels trumpets

By ColleenA
Hello.....from Adelaide
I discovered these amazing flowers in my sister in laws garden yesterday late afternoon. I photographed them in light rain and bad light.
They are known as Angels trumpets or Angel stars as you will see from one of the versions that from below they are star shaped. Their botanical name is Brugmansia and are highly poisonous. just touching them can cause numbness in the fingers for a few hours. They grow on huge bushes and the flowers range from 6"-20" tall and 6" wide. These were about 8" high. I found them difficult to photograph because of their size and huge leaves. They enjoy warm days and cool nights and are tropical.
They come in various colours of White, peach, pink,orange or yellow. Some bushes display up to two colours . This one had white and peach together.
have a nice day

Tags: Australia Flowers and plants Angels trumpets

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Dec 2013 1:50AM
I like the isolation in v1---all wonderful images!

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
4 Dec 2013 2:26AM
A very fine set of images v4 looks best to me.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
4 Dec 2013 4:15AM
Hi Colleen !! Lovely images these !! We have the white and pink varieties growing on our neighbour's pavement. Always full of black bugs so I never placed an image yet Smile Nice and hot here the last few days - I think summer is finally hereGrin
What an extraordinary set of photos, Colleen. From the images, I have no idea just how large the flowers are. And how toxic. Australia seems to be full of poisonous plants and animals. And thank you for your kind comments.

Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 4:22AM
Beautiful set of this unusual flower. Wonders of nature. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
4 Dec 2013 4:53AM
Trust you to find something dangerous, Colleen.
At least you were forewarned.
A great set of pictures!
4 Dec 2013 5:03AM
Medicine world extracts Ipatrium bromide alkaloid to treat Asthma from this type of plants
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
4 Dec 2013 6:03AM
We have these beautiful flowers here, too, Colleen, aren't they something specialSmile I love V.4, closely followed by V,1, Carol
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
4 Dec 2013 6:40AM
It would appear that it's not just the cricketers in Australia that are poisonous....oops.

A lovely shot Colleen, very well presented.

A fine set of images. Well done Colleen.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 7:11AM
A lovely mini series here - V1 for me. Smile

4 Dec 2013 7:22AM
I think this flower belongs to the hemlock family and we know what hemlock did to Socrates.
There are a lot of these flowers here in gardens, in fact a lot of the flowers that seem to grow so well in Australia grow beautifully here in Cascais. There are fashions in flowers just like anything else and I have seen a lot of red "bottle brush" being grown and my daughter's street has some frangipane trees.
Lovely shot Carol, I look forward to lots and lots of Australian pics.

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 7:29AM
Has to be V1 for the seclusion Colleen
a lovely selection of images
hope hubby feeling a bit better today
4 Dec 2013 7:36AM
What a superb collection of images, Colleen.
Hope you're having a great time in Australia.

4 Dec 2013 8:19AM
A great set of such a pretty bloom...
From my time living in Australia I don't remember them...
Wonder if they were introduced
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 8:40AM
Beautiful images of these pretty flowers,

Ali SmileSmile
Now we have Agels trumpets and Angel(s) images!Wink- I was just told ,that it is "pasuunakukka" in Finnish (tromboneflower) - Very funny. - But a fine image with the C. bokeh. Have a nice stay in A. ,Colleen !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 9:15AM
My vote goes to V4. Smile
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
4 Dec 2013 9:19AM
Yep, definately a beautiful set. Haven’t seen these in Perth yet.
The only poison blooms I know of are Olianda…..WinkWinkWink
4 Dec 2013 9:39AM
A beautiful set Colleen, V1 for me also GrinGrin

7 10 10 England
4 Dec 2013 9:41AM
Interesting information and beautiful images - especially V4.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
4 Dec 2013 10:20AM
Good set with V4 my favourite


I didn't realize taking photos could be so dangerous, a great set of images anyway, well captured.

Mary Grin
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 11:55AM
Gorgeous! V1 for the individual delicate flower! V4 for the full bunch! GrinGrinGrin Love them!
Love the title! On Nov 12th I have uploaded one from my mums garden in Portugal but it's a different colour! I called it a very different name! Tongue
Regards, Isabel
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
4 Dec 2013 12:10PM
Like the shapes to these Colleen.
I am surprised they are poisonous though.
Looks can be deceiving right enough !!
Good set.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 3:08PM
Lovely set of images Colleen, great titleSmile

4 Dec 2013 5:04PM
Superb macro captures of these Angel trumpets, Colleen !
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
4 Dec 2013 5:15PM
And they look so innocent too! Wink Beautiful close-ups, Colleen, and think V4's my fave Smile
Trev Smile
4 Dec 2013 6:20PM
A set of beauties!

EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 7:04PM
Beautiful setSmile

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 7:21PM
There is something ominous about V4, which says keep awayWink

What a lovely set Colleen. Lovely but naughty flowers. Cathy
4 Dec 2013 9:22PM
Superb set of macro of this lovely flower. Love V1, Colleen.
jacquig 2 3 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 10:22PM
Lovely images and very interesting description, Colleen. I particuarly like v1 - so ethereal and haunting. Smile
V1 stunning in it's simplicity...beautiful...a flower I wouldnt like to get to close to !!!!! Have fun in Adelaide..Grin

Lynette GrinGrin
DilysT 5 2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 7:28AM
How beautiful.... And thanks for the interesting info!
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 2:46PM
Never heard of them before Colleen, probably because I live in sub-Arctic Scotland. Max temperature today 1C. Beautiful images though and V3 my favourite.

BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
6 Dec 2013 10:40AM
A beautiful set.

8 Dec 2013 6:16AM
A wonderful set Colleen, all with their own merits.

John Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
10 Dec 2013 5:36PM
I have some of these growing in my greenhouse at home, with their odd shape they are notoriously difficult to photograph well but you have done a fine job here, bravo
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Dec 2013 7:26PM
we got some pink and yellow dayturas. they are lovely flowers, , I like to take them looking up Smile so that you can see the inside. Their leaves are very poisonous btw.

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