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The 'Hollywood Heart' of the 101 Freeway Is Super Red
Excerpt: "As Hacmon mentioned, this floral aberration has been there for some years. According to The Los Angeles Daily News, the plant—dubbed the 'Hollywood Heart' by some—is actually comprised of two magenta bougainvillea bushes (they're not really flowers, by the way), whose vines have taken the shape of a
What's truly curious is that, while those bushes have been there for some time, it wasn't until 2014 that it started to resemble the symbol of love (and lust?). As you can see in the following pictures, the bushes were of a fairly amorphous shape in 2011. By 2014, however, it had taken on the unmistakable body of a heart.
Frank McDonough, a botanist with the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, told the Daily News that the patch 'definitely looks trimmed.' Then, in a later Daily News article in 2016, artist Corinne Carrey stepped out to claim the heart as hers."