The Secret Life of Plants

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cactusmandan:

How about some more flowers. This time from a Gymnocalycium! I don’t have that many Gymnocalyciums in my collection, but I have been sure to choose some of the nicest. I think this species is one of the nicest Gymnocalycium species, with a nice flat, brown body and lovely whitish flowers.

Gymnocalycium ragonesei.

— 9 hours ago with 31 notes
#Gymnocalycium  #gymnocalycium ragonesei  #cactus  #flower 
learningtogrowmyownfood:

I must have another 40 little peppers growing.

learningtogrowmyownfood:

I must have another 40 little peppers growing.

— 13 hours ago with 28 notes
#capsicum  #capsicum annuum  #pepper 

desixlb:

the splendid and super cool achiote tree (bixa orellana) with its red, spiny fruit. which bear the flavorful anatto seeds.  

allerton garden, national tropical botanical garden.

kauai, hawaii.

© desixlb 2014

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— 15 hours ago with 147 notes
#achiote  #bixa  #bixa orellana  #tree 

ruthbancroftgarden:

We received this aeonium under the name A. rubrolineatum. According to the Rudolf Schulz book on Aeonium, the name A. rubroliniata (with a slightly different spelling) is referable to A. arboreum var. holochrysum. Our plants under that name have yellow flowers and bloom earlier in the year, so I don’t know what to make of this summer-flowering plant except that its pinkish flowers are a treat.

-Brian

— 22 hours ago with 15 notes
#aeonium  #succulent 
ruthbancroftgarden:

Dudleya cymosa has a large area of occurrence in California, and may have yellow, orange or red flowers depending on the population. This is a very nice yellow-flowered form.
-Brian

ruthbancroftgarden:

Dudleya cymosa has a large area of occurrence in California, and may have yellow, orange or red flowers depending on the population. This is a very nice yellow-flowered form.

-Brian

— 1 day ago with 7 notes
#dudleya  #dudleya cymosa  #succulent 

random-stuff-from-jayhurl:

Another batch of seedlings potted up and labelled. They shod love this sunshine ! I still have lots more to do but it’s far far too hot now!

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— 1 day ago with 17 notes
#carnivoous plants  #sarracenia  #pitcher plant 

ruthbancroftgarden:

Aloe tomentosa is native to Yemen and adjacent Saudi Arabia, and it has remarkably wooly flowers. The name “tomentose” means hairy, and as can be seen in the photo, the hairs cover the flower stalk as well as the flowers themselves. Summer-flowering species of Aloe are in the minority, but they have a lot to offer!

-Brian

— 1 day ago with 7 notes
#aloe  #aloe tomentosa  #succulent