Macro Monday: the flowers with no name

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Today I’m taking part in Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos. I recently visited the San Diego Botanic Garden and got the opportunity to photograph a lot of blooms. Below are a couple of flowers I was able to capture on camera. The thing is, I have no idea what type of flowers they are, and they weren’t labeled. What can I say? I’m a photographer and clearly not an horticulturalist.

For each flower below, I’ll show you what the plant looks like, as well as a macro of the flower itself. If you know the name of these plants, please share your knowledge in the Comments section. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

The first plant looks like a succulent but that’s how far I can go. That soft pink flower is very pretty.

Macro Monday: Flower of a succulent plant
Macro Monday: Flower of a succulent plant
 Macro Monday: Succulent with pink flower blooms
Macro Monday: Succulent with pink flower blooms

The next flowers belong to some kind of shrub about six feet tall. There were a lot of bloom on that tree, here are just a few.

 Macro Monday: Tree with purple blooms
Macro Monday: Tree with purple blooms

Here’s a close-up of one of the purple flowers. They don’t smell but they sure look nice.

 Macro Monday: Purple flowers on a shrub
Macro Monday: Purple flowers on a shrub