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Friday, July 25, 2008

Mystery Succulents

As I ride around the city these summer days I occasionally have spotted little clumps of these wonderful succulents. I'm very fond of cacti and succulents of all kinds but these particular ones are so beautiful and unusual that I always have to stop and admire them. I'm hoping that one of you gardeners out there can tell me their name.


USelaine said...

Spectacular! It's definitely one of the many "ice plants", but I can't narrow it down any further. A local nurseryman would probably have them in stock if they are now blooming, so you could get the info from the tag. They are native to southern Africa.

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

freefalling said...

Aren't they Portulaca?
Or Pig's Face?
Or are they the same thing?

Benjamin Madison said...

USELaine's got it I think. When I googled ice plant I get some images that are nearly identical to what I have posted.

Jerez Sherry said...

Delicious looking flowers!