April 14, 2011
The Pride of Madeira
The "Pride of Madeira" (Echium candicans or Echium fastuosum), a shrub from the borage family (boraginaceae), native to the Madeira archipelago. This flower has bothered me since I arrived in San Francisco back in February. I've been pulling my hair out trying to find out what it is. I see this all over the place and no one knows what it is. I'd never even heard of the "Pride of Madeira", or even of the Madeira archipelago, for that matter. But it is a spectacular flower.
Posted by Rob Kiser on April 14, 2011 at 8:59 AM