Tuesday, October 13, 2009

You Oughta be in Pictures--Succulent Edition

I suppose it is a bit trite at this point to say how much rosette succulents look like flowers. So I won't say it. I'll just share a few favorite pictures of some of mine, which I took outdoors late this summer: (All photos open much larger when clicked.)

Echeveria pulidonis

Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

NOID Echeveria

Echeveria agavoides cultivar

Kalanchoe luciae

Echeveria nodulosa

Another NOID Echeveria

Aloe brevifolia, colored up from the sun. More of a star shape, perhaps

Echeveria 'Lilacina', I think

Echeveria 'Black Prince'

This last plant isn't one of mine. I took the picture that follows at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in August. It wasn't in their Cactus & Succulent Greenhouse, but rather in the Sensory Garden outdoors, where they display plants with interesting textures, colors, and aromas. They had it labeled as Kalanchoe 'Warty.' When I saw it I thought, "No way. That's an Echeveria with carunculations." I did some searching at the time, and the only reference to Kalanchoe 'Warty' I could find on the web was a photograph in someone's personal online photo album, also taken at CBG. I'm thinking that it is an E. gibbiflora hybrid. Anyway, it is a very interesting plant that I had to share:

NOID Echeveria, labeled as a Kalanchoe at the Chicago Botanic Gardens

I'd welcome any input on any of the NOIDs in this post.

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Nature Assassin said...

I'm no help with the noids, but I will say that your photographs are bea-utiful!

Water Roots said...

Wow, stunning! I love these plants. They really do look like flowers.

Your photographs are amazing.

Karen715 said...

Thank you so much Nature Assassin and Water Roots for the compliments on my photographs. I've been really trying hard to capture the beauty of the plants I love.

Jacki said...

Hi Karen715, it looks as though you're as obsessed as I am over those gorgeous succulents! Sorry I can't id your unknown ones, there are so many that look similar. The one with the curly pink edges could be Echeveria 'Curlylocks', but the picture is a bit too much of a macro to be able to tell.
Love the warty one!

Rosemarie said...

Hi Karen! Beautiful shots you tok of all these great plants! :) While perusing your entries, I figured here was as good a place as any to comment!
I can't help w/your NOIDs, but I can offer a couple other tidbits...there is no 'f' in the name Aeonium 'Zwartkop', I believe your Echeveria 'Lola' is really E. lilacina, & can't say for sure, but the carunculated Echie from the CBG looks somewhat like 'Barbillion' or 'Carunculata'. I would say you are correct figuring they are hybrids of E. gibbiflora! :D Nice blog!

Karen715 said...

Thanks, Rosemarie for your help and compliments. I think you are right about the E.lilacina ID; I wavered a lot between the two.

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