Sunday, May 16, 2010

Flora of the week

Tillandsia, unknown species.
Click on photo to make it huge; actual size about 5 cm across. Stolen from my Mom's collection. They have been growing here in Sacramento under conditions which I would have expected to be lethal: excessively hot and dry in the summer, buried under dead leaves and dipping below freezing in winter. These conditions have proved fatal to a couple of species. However, this one seems to love it.

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