Friday, May 28, 2010

Macro Flowers Saturday, Today's Flowers / Jane Magnolia Flowers

I believe the tree these flowers were on is called the Jane Magnolia.
I was at the Fullerton (California) Arboretum last weekend and saw this tree in full bloom!
What a beautiful sight it is.
But...the name of this tree was no where to be found, that I could see.
So...the handy dandy internet helped.
I think I matched these images correctly.
CORRECTION:
Now that I have seen better photos, I am sure this is NOT the Jane Magnolia Tree.
I'll continue my search...
Thank you, Arija, from Garden Delights!
I now know it is an Orchid Tree!



21 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So lovely. I only recently realized how many different magnolias there are. Good detective work finding out what it is. I'm terrible at doing that.

Martha Z said...

What would we do without the internet. When the guide books fail me that is the next place I turn.
It is a lovely flower.

Dimple said...

I believe you did! I never heard of a Jane magnolia, it's beautiful!

Thanks for the visit!

Al said...

Absolutely beautiful. I wish I could grow something like that in my climate.

Daniela said...

Gorgeous flowers and photos :)

Kramer said...

Quite a capture with the dappled light and gentle purple shades.

Manang Kim said...

I think you got it right. The other one is deep in color but they look almost the same. Internet helps a lot!! Happy weekend!

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KMOYMAMA said...

I like these mangolia flowers. We have an mangolia tree in our garden,and it blooms in early spring.

fredamans said...

Very beautiful macros! One of my favorite flowers too!

leavesnbloom said...

thats beautiful - it looks like an orchid bloom. I've never seen a tree blossom like that before. Great shots

maiaT said...

Amazing macros and blooms and they really look like orchids.
What a gorgeous purple-burgundy color and you've captured all those veins so perfectly.
Thanks for this lovely contribution to Macro Flowers Saturday!

tatess said...

these are lovely flowers.thanks for sharing.

Ebie said...

Thanks for your research, I do not even know the name of this flower.

And 200% or more TYs for your nice compliments. I have been up and about and getting too much tan going out for photo ops. And especially for this hot weather. I am getting ready to do a hike at the beach today to get some cool air.

With your adventures and mine, we might bump into each other.

eileeninmd said...

Beuatiful colors and blossom. Thanks, Carolyn for sharing these pretty flowers.

jabblog said...

Whatever it's called it is quite stunning. It must have been a real picture in full bloom.

Carver said...

The magnolia blooms are gorgeous. I also love the flowers peeping through the fence in the next post.

Lara Neusiedler said...

wonderful colours, light & shadows! a little masterpiece!

Arija said...

In Australia it is commonly called an Orchid Tree. They certainly are splendid in full bloom with their delicate perfume as well.

Carletta said...

Stunning shots!

shelle said...

Delicious flowers. it's no doubt they're associated with orchids.

KaHolly said...

Regardless of its name, it is a stunning blossom!