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Stephanotis floribunda

Stephanotis - Known as the Hawaiian Wedding flower, which is traditionally used in bridal bouquets and haku's. Tubular waxy creamy white flowers are long and emit an intoxicating, unforgettable sweet fragrance. Also called bridal jasmine

Favolaschia Calocera — these are mushrooms. That’s right fungi. Beautifully bright ’shrooms.

Favolaschia Calocera - Orange Pore Fungus - invasive species know to wipe out native fungi

Sometimes called the most beautiful flower in the world, the night-blooming cereus, a cactus flower. Blooming only once at night, each flower lasts only until sunrise.

Night-blooming cereus cactus flower, blooms only once at night, each flower lasts only until sunrise

Strelitzia Kirstenbosch botanical gardens Cape Town (ironically this is the flower emblem for L.A. but it comes from South Africa).

My absolute favorite flower! Strelitzia Kirstenbosch botanical gardens Cape Town (ironically this is the flower emblem for L. but it comes from South Africa).

The Protea flower in this picture was grown in upcountry Maui Hawaii

The Protea flower in this picture was grown in upcountry Maui Hawaii. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (Afrikaans: suikerbos).

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