Kangaroos in southern California?

Posted: May 3, 2022 in Nature
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There may not be actual kangaroos roaming the streets of Redondo Beach but evidently there were at some time because they left some of their paws behind. The tubular stalks resemble the kangaroo paws they’re named after, although in a very different color. Let’s look closer, using the approach Resa, the talented designer at Graffiti Lux Art & More takes when sharing street art: moving from near to far.

I didn’t touch to see whether or not they’re as fuzzy as they look. Living in Arizona has made me a little careful about that! Maybe next visit. 🙂

  1. macmsue says:

    More like velvet than prickly. 🙂 Lovely images.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Wierd, but rather wonderful.

  3. Sue says:


  4. bushboy says:

    I have failed at growing Kangaroo Paws in my garden. It’s probably time I had another go. These have inspired me thanks janet 🙂

  5. Oh wow … your find is new to me. Cannot recall ever seeing anything like them before!

  6. peggy says:

    Never saw this plant and I lived in Arizona for over two decades. What a lovely plant. I understand not touching plants in Arizona.

    • This was in southern California, Peggy. I’d never seen one anywhere else, although they probably grow elsewhere.

      • peggy says:

        Oh sorry – guess my mind was somewhere else. Lived in two places in California and never saw them there either. San Diego and Redding.

  7. Oh my goodness, how cute! I didn’t think I would say that about plants… But finding shape in these is even better than looking at clouds. 🙂

  8. Their color is wonderful as is its fuzziness. I love the texture. I’d never heard of this plant before this!

  9. de Wets Wild says:

    Very strange blooms, and yet very beautiful at the same time!

  10. solaner says:

    Wow, never seen. Looks really wired

  11. scr4pl80 says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen these before. I agree about not touching them! You never know.

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  13. Prior... says:

    I like the near to far (even though I think I like far to near better – but both ways are cool)
    and the last photo is extra stunning in the way the flower seems to be framed in the center – and you gave us such a good size we could feel the details and beauty

  14. Ally Bean says:

    Cool plants. Nothing like that around here!

  15. Cee Neuner says:

    These are way cool 😀

  16. Jane Lurie says:

    Great shots, Janet. I love these plants, and yes, they are all over SoCal, and in different colors. The orange ones are pretty, too. 🙂

  17. This one is new to me!

  18. Resa says:

    Aww! Thanks for the shout out Janet!
    Truly, I love this presentation. I see the flower more completely!