Thursday, 30 April 2015

Lampranthus

Over the past few years I have tried the occasional plant which is more drought resistant. This year I bought a couple of Lampranthus (means shining-flowers in Latin) succulents which produce brilliant orange daisy like flowers:

 DSCN4350 Lampranthus


They are mainly found in arid areas of Southern Africa.
The blooms are tightly closed at night but open wide in Sunshine.

A few more views.

Notebook 08 filter in Fun Sketch:

Lampranthus


Colour popped in Color Accent:

Lampranthus

Finally, created in Happy Photo Frame:

 Lampranthus 02

6 comments:

  1. I wish I could remember what flowers are called. This is a beauty and would look good on the van dashboard. Does it attract hoverflies and bees?

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    1. Adrian: The plant is a bit straggly. Haven't seen them attract any insects.

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  2. I like the first one best. Great flower!

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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