Dichelostemma ida-maia #2

Dichelostemma ida-maia #2
maia

Image by J.G. in S.F.
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Themidaceae (formerly Liliaceae) – northern California and southern Oregon
Firecracker Flower
Shown: Detail of flower

"Dichelostemma ida-maia is a species of flowering plant known as firecracker flower. It is native to northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in mountain forests, woodlands, and coastal meadows. It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its showy crimson and cream flowers. This is a perennial which erects a tall, naked stem topped with an umbel of six to 20 flowers. Each flower is a cylindrical red tube two to three centimeters long. The tip of each flower lobe curls back to reveal a shiny white underside. The curls rim the mouth of the tubular flower in a corona, surrounding the small anthers and a stalked ovary. The flower hangs when it is in anthesis and holds itself erect as the fruit develops. One umbel may have some hanging flowers and some erect fruiting flowers at the same time." (Wikipedia)

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Photographed in Regional Parks Botanic Garden – Berkeley, California

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Young women modelling for an advertisement at Surfers Paradise, 1951

Young women modelling for an advertisement at Surfers Paradise, 1951
SwimSuit

Image by State Library of Queensland, Australia
Photographer: Harry Poulsen

Location: Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Description:Pictured from left: Cherry Walker (nee Leach), Jane Bourke, and Margaret ?. The advertisement is for the department store T.C. Beirne.

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Long queues – Lingerie, Myer Melbourne

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Reunió pel programari lliure a l’administració

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Bikini Open 91

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The Bikini Open Contest participants picture

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