Tuesday, January 12, 2010

White Oleander Flower

Here is a close-up photo of a white flower that many of us in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley see regularly.

This is a white oleander flower. I like the squiggly lines. It looks like a white sun in the center of the flower.

Oleanders are plants and are grown everywhere in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. They are used as a privacy barrier between homes.

Oleanders grow very tall and are very thick. They are very green but do produce lots of blossoms. I have white and fuscia pink blossoming oleanders in my backyard.

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17 comments:

brattcat said...

Beautiful. And do they have a scent, Julie?

Rambling Round said...

Oleanders have a wonderful sweet scent. We have a few around here, but most grow farther south.

PAK said...

Beautiful flower. Maybe for You something common, but for me -- unique.

Sharon said...

Very nice close-up!

Leif Hagen said...

I beautiful flower! I thought it was an orchid at first.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You neglected to mention that the grow fast and need trimming frequently. When cut, the stalks ooze a white, milky sap that irritates the skin.

Oleanders keep lots of gardeners employed, as they would grow more than 30 feet (10 meters) tall if left untrimmed.

Kate said...

It has a spiral look to the petals from center.

Lois said...

So pretty Julie!

Jarart said...

Gorgeous close up of such a pretty flower. You wouldn't expect something so beautiful to be so easy to grow.

Don and Krise said...

I have hear of them and I've heard they smell wonderful. I'd imagine they wouldn't do well in our climate here in the Pacific Northwest.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Strange but nice!

Thérèse said...

I must say I never paid attention to the heart of the oleander's flower... shame on me...
A terrific picture!

Angela said...

It really is a perfect photo and I wonder if "White Oleander" herself has seen it?

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for that peaceful picture in the middle of the night.

Please have you all a wonderful Wednesday.

Jilly said...

We grow oleanders here but I've never seen one so beautiful - with the white centre. I seem to think the white ones I've seen have a different colour centre. Perhaps my memory isn't working - not in flower at the moment, of course.

Magpie said...

Beautiful shot..I love the lighting. They are poisonous, though - so beware.

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