Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Flower of the Day: Magnolia

Submitted by on February 1, 2014 – 8:58 amNo Comment

magnolia-blossomMagnolias bloom early in a drought-stricken Los Angeles, California.

This pink flower (captured in early January) clings to a branch in front of the Fowler Museum on the Westwood campus of UCLA.

According to Wikipedia
, Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. It is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.

(Photo ©2014 by Susan McKee)

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