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Bauhinia galpinii - Red Orchid Bush


Bauhinia galpinii - Red Orchid Bush (Bauhinia galpinii - Red Orchid Bush)

This Red Orchid bush is just starting to bloom. It is a commonly grown sprawling shrub which blooms during Summer through late Fall.
Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on July 1, 2009.



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A Orchid Bush? Never heard of or seen 1 b4 :) Thanx 4 Posting the Pic Delonix :)

2 Jul, 2009

 

Pretty flowers :)

3 Jul, 2009

 

Tasteyg:

Thanks! Yes, these shrubs when in full bloom are very spectacular.

3 Jul, 2009

 

We have these, but in purple... actually the flowers come in dark and light purple, side by side in same tree.

8 Jul, 2009

 

Aleyna:

This species is a sprawling shrub. Bauhinia purpurea or variegata are large trees which have purple flowers. They are extremely common here lining many street. Bauhinia forficata - Small White Orchid tree is just starting to bloom now. The larger Bauhinia alba - White Orchid tree has already bloomed in late Winter and early Spring.

I think we grow about 20 species of Bauhinia in Southern California.

8 Jul, 2009



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