Flowers are panicles of numerous small yellow or white florets. Some Aeonium species are monocarpic. Natural hybrids are common and there are many attractive horticultural hybrids and cutivars. The sap of Aeonium lindleyi is a traditional antidote to the toxic sap of Euphorbias e.g. E. canariensis. Aeonium includes the former genera Greenonium and Greenovia (Mountain Roses), which may be seen occasionally on plant labels and in old books. Many species were originally classified as Sempervivums.
Aeonium undulatum, shown here, is a succulent, evergreen subshrub, is one of the larger species of Aeonium with the rosette often over a metre from the ground on a single stem. Other rosettes do not branch off this stem (normally) but grow from the bottom, unlike most aeoniums. The plant is monocarpic so the flowering stem will die when it flowers which is normally after about 5 years. The specific epithet undulatum comes from the Latin unda, meaning "wave" and refers to the wavy leaves. Synonyms include Sempervivum undulatum and Sempervivum youngianum. The common name "saucer plant" is applied to this and other plants of a similar habit. In temperate regions this plant is grown under glass. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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Lovely blooms, I'm not sure knowing this plant!ReplyDelete
Thank you for Hosting. 😊
It is beautiful! I´m familiar with the sempervivum family, but I have not seen yellow flowers, I have a few with pink flowers.ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend / Marika
Beautiful flowers - from succulents! How do I know a succulent will give flowers? Or is is just by memorization? (the lady at the plant store couldn't tell me it would or not!)ReplyDelete
They're gorgeous! They look like small suns. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Dear Nick. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. These yellow flowers I know my whole life. They grew on our shet when I was a child. Oh those memories come back..... Groetjes HettyReplyDelete
Nick, you always have something unusual for us!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, well researched, and so well photographed. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Like the sunshine ... So cute!ReplyDelete
Have a happy weekend ... Frauke
Yellow - with you and with me.. very beautiful!ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend! Greetings, Nicole
Great color for succulents and a very beautiful photo. Have a nice weekend and enjoy.ReplyDelete
Such cheerful, sunshiny flowers, Nick.Happy weekend to you. https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/floral-friday-fotos-birthday-flowers/ReplyDelete
Nick, sparkling. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I like yellow flowers! Thank You, Nick!ReplyDelete
My neighbour hAS THIS TOO.ReplyDelete
Dearest Nick; Oh, this is unfamiliar pretty flower for me. I always appreciate your hosting this meme and thank you so much for your kind comments.ReplyDelete
Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*