Some photos taken recently:
The coolest sunflower ever - it's like a sunflower mum. Spotted in a garden at the Mondavi Institute at UC Davis.
I think this is a species of Delonix, saw this along the River Walk in San Antonio.
Brugmansia, trumpet flower.
Malvaviscus drummondii, which is everywhere down here. Almost got a photo of a green anole on this plant but by the time I noticed it and tried to get a picture of it it flicked away. Sigh!