I went on a trip to southern California and was blown away by all of the unique botany that grows there. They have had a unseasonably cool summer and the plants must of loved it. I took some pictures and am very inspired to design some jewelry now. I wish I had noted the names of these flowers and plants during my time in California- that would have really taken it up a notch. If any of these translate into some designs, I’ll do some research to figure out the technical name.
Gorgeous Blackish Purple Flower- the petals are like that of an artichoke.
Thorny Succulent I spotted at the San Diego Zoo.
This palm has eyes all over it. Something about it reminds me of Picasso. I’m calling it Eye Bark.
Sweet little plant all decked out like a Christmas Tree. I love seeing the different phases of buds to blooms so compacted together.
Thorny Leaf- super cool. This is my favorite California Botany find.
This little puffy plant reminds me of varicose veins, but way cuter.