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String of pearls flower lateral This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/117662/string_of_pearls_succulent_flower.html" title="String of pearls succulent flower"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3314/117662_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1636588810&Signature=2YiDvouO0JtbatK5nI2rfskz1v4%3D" width="200" height="128" alt="String of pearls succulent flower This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems. <br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108660/string_of_pearls_succulent.html" title="String of pearls succulent"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3314/108660_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1636588810&Signature=GJoYv%2FR9ZfDZWZ%2FRRHhfxCCjtV4%3D" width="200" height="140" alt="String of pearls succulent This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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String of pearls flower lateral

This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.

This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems.

String of pearls succulent flower This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems. <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108660/string_of_pearls_succulent.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120572/string_of_pearls_flower_lateral.html<br />
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 Asteraceae,Asterales,Australia,Curio rowleyanus,Flora,Geotagged,Rosary vine,Senecio rowleyanus,String-of-Pearls,Winter,botany,macro,new south wales,string of beads,string of pearls,white flower


String of pearls succulent This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/117662/string_of_pearls_succulent_flower_macro.html<br />
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    comments (6)

  1. Very beautiful ,Ruth. Posted one month ago
  2. Beautiful Ruth. Posted one month ago
  3. Nice one Ruth Posted one month ago
  4. How exquisitly beautiful! Posted one month ago
  5. I've never seen this flower before. The colors are eye catching and the dual curl of the flower is compelling. From a personal preference, I would have liked the background to be black vs the dark brown. It would have made the flower stand out more. Loved the photo. Posted one month ago
    1. It's the house wall, in shadow. Plenty of my flower shots come with black background when I choose a high f stop, including a top view of this same flower. I agree, black can really set a subject off.

      String of pearls succulent flower This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108660/string_of_pearls_succulent.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120572/string_of_pearls_flower_lateral.html<br />
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 Asteraceae,Asterales,Australia,Curio rowleyanus,Flora,Geotagged,Rosary vine,Senecio rowleyanus,String-of-Pearls,Winter,botany,macro,new south wales,string of beads,string of pearls,white flower


      A recent one of lavender....
      Honey bees loves lavender Best details enlarged. <br />
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Two non-natives, European honey bee on Lavandula pedunculata photographed in situ. <br />
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Bees love lavender because the fragrant plant has both pollen and nectar to feed them. <br />
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 Apis mellifera,Australia,European honey bee,Fauna,Flora,Geotagged,Hymenoptera,Lamiaceae,Lamiales,Lavandula pedunculata,Western honey bee,Winter,arthropod,botany,insect,invertebrate,macro,new south wales
      Posted one month ago

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''Curio rowleyanus'', syn. ''Senecio rowleyanus'', is a flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. It is a creeping, perennial, succulent vine native to the drier parts of southwest Africa. In its natural environment its stems trail on the ground, rooting where they touch and forming dense mats.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Uploaded Aug 22, 2021. Captured Aug 4, 2021 08:51 in 90 Rowan Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm