Flower Series
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Harry Bird‘s Flower Series covers 31 known patterns on the Montecito shape. Plates are most commonly found with serving pieces popping up occasionally. Known patterns are listed below and are generally well marked with the Bird Logo and pattern name. While most of the pottery is on an off-white vellum glaze, Bird also used light blue, yellow, avocado green backgrounds, and duo-tone (pink, yellow, blue, and green) glazes as part of the Banded Flower series.

BIRD POTTERY
FLOWER SERIES

Aster

Begonia

Bird’s Eye

Cassia

Checker Bloom

Chinese Lantern

Columbine

Desert Mallow

Desert Poppy

Eucalyptus

Fiddleneck

Geranium

Golden Brodiaea

Guatamote

Incienso

Iris

Lady Slipper

Larkspur

Lily Blue

Lily Orange

Lion’s Tail

Lupin

Mariposa Tulip

Morning Glory

Nasturtium

Petunia

Phacelia

Trumpet Flower

Water Lily

Wild Pink

Wild Raspberry

ASTER
BEGONIA
BIRD’S EYE

Bird’s Eye (Gilia tricolor or Bird’s Eye Gilia) is a common wildflower in California. The flower blooms in either pale-blue or violet and earns its tricolor distinction with its powder-blue stamen, yellow throat and dark-purple ring around the top.

CASSIA

Cassia is a small tree that grows in warm climates and features big clusters of yellow flowers. There are several variants, including desert cassia (senna polyphylla), cassia surattensis (or “Scrambled Egg Tree”), and cassia fistula (or “Golden Shower Tree”). The desert cassia grows to about 10 feet tall and blooms in spring and fall.

CHECKER BLOOM

Checker Bloom (sidalcea malviflora) is a species belonging to the mallow family and is also known as Greek or prairie mallow. This West Coast native can be found from Washington down to the Baja peninsula, and is common to scrub areas.

CHINESE LANTERN

Chinese Lantern (physalis alkekengi, also known as winter or ground cherry) is native to Europe and Northern Asia, but is a standard garden favorite in the United States. A member of the nightshade family, the seed pods and berries are toxic.

COLUMBINE

The genus aquilegia, or Columbine, encompasses between 60-70 different species of plants found in meadows, woodlands, and higher altitudes across the Northern Hemisphere.

DESERT MALLOW

Desert Mallow (sphaeralcea ambigua, also Desert Globemallow or Apricot Mallow) is a flowering shrub native to the warmer, drier regions of the US and Mexico. Harry Bird produced this pattern on both white and avocado backgrounds.

DESERT POPPY
EUCALYPTUS
FIDDLENECK
GERANIUM
GOLDEN BRODIAEA
GUATAMOTE
INCIENSO
IRIS
LADY SLIPPER
LARKSPUR
LILY BLUE
LILY ORANGE
LION’S TAIL

Lion’s Tail, or Leonotis leonurus, is a broadleaf evergreen shrub featuring plumes of orange flowers. The plant is native to South and southern Africa.

LUPIN
MARIPOSA TULIP
MORNING GLORY
NASTURTIUM
PETUNIA
PHACELIA
TRUMPET FLOWER
WATER LILY
WILD PINK
WILD RASPBERRY
BANDED FLOWER

Harry Bird created several duo-tone patterns in the Flower Series, featuring a flower against a pink, blue, yellow or green background. These pieces are typically designated with a pattern indicator of BB, BY, BG or BP plus a numeric designation.