Patterns and Shapes in Nature- 7

Succulents

Succulents are plants with adaptations to thrive in arid conditions. They have swollen and fleshy leaves.
Most of the succulents show very interesting patterns in the arrangement of leaves or spines on their fleshy stem. Many times, leaves are arranged in a rosette pattern, giving the plant a floral appearance.
Aeonium, the tree houseleeks, have leaves typically arranged in rosettes around central axis at the end of stems.
Sempervivum, the houseleeks, are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes.
With its pinkish-grey succulent leaves in rosette form, Mother-of-pearl-plant (
Graptopetalum paraguayense) is also called β€˜Porcelain plant’.
All the three plants belong to the family Crassulaceae.

Aeonium
Sempervivum
Mother-of-pearl-plant

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