Flowers in San Francisco Bay Area
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曇花屬(學名:Epiphyllum)是仙人掌科柱狀仙人掌亞科的一種植物,包括有19個物
種,原生於中美洲。

在中國的白色曇花只在夜間開花,且花開後僅有約5~6小時很快就謝掉了,所以有"曇
花一現" 這句中國成語,比喻轉瞬即逝的事物。曇花非常美麗,雖然其花夜間開放,但
依然璀璨絕俗,幽香四溢,沁人心脾,淡雅的香氣瀰漫了老遠,但它的花期在所有花
中也最為短暫,從開放到凋謝僅有短短的四個小時,就好像一顆划過天際的流星,在
漆黑的蒼穹上留下一抹稍縱即逝的耀眼燦爛,轉瞬便消失得片痕不留,無影無蹤,一
如從未發生。

它是仙人掌科植物,原生長於墨西哥至巴西的熱帶沙漠之中。由於害怕白天強光的暴
曬,所以總在夜裡開放,故有「花中隱者」和「月下美人」的雅號。

The blooms of the “orchid cactus” come in brilliant reds, creamy whites, deep oranges, bold yellows, and
tantalizing pinks and purples. Most of them are hybrids, patiently grown and cultivated by avid epiphyllum
enthusiasts; but the true species native to Central and South America and Mexico are no less stunning.


Photos and associated stories of many beautiful flowers in Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California are on my
web page at:

https://
www.shltrip.com/Filoli_Gardenas.html
自古以來,曇花被賦予了幾近神奇的色彩, 開出的花朵是極其絢爛的,令人目眩神迷
的。

Beautiful Epiphyllums (曇花) blooming in early May in residential area in Antelope Hill area in Fremont in San
Francisco Bay Area. It remains open for several days.
Epiphyllums (known as orchid cactus) go largely unnoticed during much of the year, when their unassuming,
leaf-like stems are biding time and gathering energy. But when spring arrives, an unforgettable show begins! In
April and May, these tropical plants burst into their full glory, with large, jewel-toned blossoms that are
anything but wallflowers. This is at front of a home on Antelope Hill in Fremont, California.
Gorgeous pink ice-plant flower garden on the front yard of a home in the residential area in Fremont, California.
A blooming flower tree with pink flowers in the backyard of a church in Fremont.
Zoom in for a closer view of the pink flowers.
A Loquat tree with yellow and juicy fruits of Loquat (枇杷) in the backyard of the same church in Fremont,
California in late March.