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Succulent

Succulent
A member of the stonecrop family, genus Echeveria. This one is considered an invasive non-native plant, because it has spread to many areas with disturbed soil. It's attractive, but some consider it a nuisance. It is also called a succulent, which just means it's fleshy and adapts to dry conditions.

I am still confused by the sometimes interchangeably used names succulent, sedum, echeveria and stonecrop. This was all the research I had enough interest to do...

"Echeveria,...genus of about 150 species of succulent plants in the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), native from Texas to Argentina. Many are popularly called hen-and-chicks because of the way new plantlets, or offsets, develop in a cluster around the parent plant." (Encyclopedia Britannica)

"In botany, succulents...are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy and engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. The word "succulent" comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap." (Wikipedia)

If you go to a nursery and ask to see the succulents, you will see a mind-boggling array of plants in various sizes, colors and shapes. They're really very entertaining too look at, but I've managed to kill several in office settings, just because I liked the compact size and artistic shapes. They are best suited outdoors and in the proper climate zone for the particular type or, even in a greenhouse.

Andy Rodker, Nora Caracci, Jean Paul Capdeville, Marco F. Delminho and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful close up
Have a sunny weekend.
Stay safe..
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Annemarie club
Thank you, I will do that!
2 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely close up.
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to tiabunna club
Many thanks, George!
2 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
so soft - hardly recognized :)
have a nice WE
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to aNNa schramm club
Thank you very much aNNa!
2 months ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
What kind of fruit is it, Diane ?
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Pat Del club
It's a stonecrop (or, echeveria) plant. There is no fruit, only small yellow flowers.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
WITH DIAMONDS
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Pam J club
YES INDEED, BABY, ONLY THE BIGGEST ONES FOR ME!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PAM!
2 months ago.
 David Hodson
David Hodson club
Hi Diane. Lovely image, * Ilike the water drops and the way they shine. Glad you are still standing and I hope all is well with you. :)
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to David Hodson club
Mostly, I'm sitting, doing laundry, cleaning (half-heartedly), ordering groceries for delivery, then sitting again. Because I live in the kind of area where many people are Trump fans, they don't "believe in" the necessity of staying home, so stores and other places are full. I am surrounded by those whose thought process is one of personal belief only. Because of that, I don't dare go into a store! Once in awhile I drive outside of town to take some photos or just stare at the scenery. Thank you so much, David, I hope you're doing well, also!
2 months ago.
David Hodson club has replied to Diane Putnam club
So pleased you are ok. You are doing the right thing. Keep well away from the Darwin award nominees. We have lockdown here and only essential workers and a few others such as construction contractors are supposed to go out. I come under the second category, so I can still work, but only if we can find it. Here are a few of my Government's rules. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government has introduced three new measures.

Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.

Closing certain businesses and venues.

Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.

Every person in the UK must comply with these new measures, which came into effect on Monday 23 March. The relevant authorities, including the police, have been given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

The government will look again at these measures after three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
2 months ago.
David Hodson club has added
Also wash your hands a lot. My hands are so clean I could perform surgery without gloves. :)
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to David Hodson club
In theory, the US is following the recommended regulations, but that greatly depends on what state you live in. Certain states (or regions of states) are dominated by science denial, including fundamentalist churches, and contempt for anything they see outside of Fox News. So, they do as they please now after a couple of weeks of staying sort-of-at-home. Oregon has been under fairly strict rules, but in my region of Oregon, there are people running all over town, no masks or gloves, even though most businesses are closed.

Weird times, I've never seen anything like it. Oh yes, the hands! Mine are so rough from washing they look like lizard skin!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Jean Paul Capdeville
Jean Paul Capdeville club
Trés beau graphisme. J'aime bien les verts rehaussés d'une petite teinte de complémentaire rose. On reconnaît là le regard de la peintre Diane. Amitié. Jean Paul
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Jean Paul Capdeville club
Thank you for the flattering comment, Jean Paul! ;-)
2 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
vibrant !!!
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Nora Caracci club
Thank you, Nora!
2 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
I agree about the confusing and quite frankly boring nomenclature! But a pleasing shot nonetheless!
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Andy!
2 months ago.
 David Hodson
David Hodson club
The best quote I have heard so far is that 'America is only as safe as the most stupid American and he is running the country' :)
2 months ago.

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