Tag: plants

Feb 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Echeveria elegans

Picture of the Day: Echeveria elegans

Echeveria elegans Photograph by Poco a Poca on Wikimedia Commons Echeveria elegans (Mexican snow ball, Mexican gem, white Mexican rose) is a species of flowering plant in the Crassulaceae family, native to semi-desert habitats in Mexico. Echeveria elegans is a succulent evergreen perennial growing to 5–10 cm (2–4 in) tall by 50…

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Jan 28, 2013

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is world-famous for their tulip fields. Every year from March to May the Dutch countryside transforms into a sea of colour. According to Nat Geo, the first tulip was planted in Dutch soil in 1593, and it has become a national symbol ever since. In the series below you will find incredible…

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Jan 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Brussels Flower Carpet

Picture of the Day: Brussels Flower Carpet

BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET Photograph by Gaston Batistini The first Brussels flower carpet took place in 1971 on the Grand-Place by the landscape architect E. Stautemans. Since then there have been 18 flower carpets and they have appeared every other year since 1986. The main component of every carpet is the begonia. A…

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Dec 28, 2012

Picture of the Day: Fractal Cauliflower

Picture of the Day: Fractal Cauliflower

FRACTAL CAULIFLOWER Photograph by Jon Sullivan Romanesco broccoli, or Roman cauliflower, is an edible flower of the species Brassica oleracea, and a variant form of cauliflower. First documented in Italy, it is light green in colour and approximates a natural fractal. Romanesco broccoli’s inflorescence (the bud) has an approximate self-similar character, with…

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Aug 7, 2012

15 Stunning Photos of Lavender Fields Around the World

15 Stunning Photos of Lavender Fields Around the World

Lavender is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, south west Asia to south east India. Many members of the genus…

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