Mammillaria lloydii via Instagram

Mammillaria lloydii

Mammillaria lloydii

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Mammillaria elongata via Instagram

Mammillaria elongata

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Echeveria setosa – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:28)

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Interesting Plant: Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)

Interesting Plant: Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)

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Lonicera ciliosa (orange honeysuckle or western trumpet honeysuckle) is a honeysuckle native to forests of western North America. A deciduous shrub growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall with hollow twigs, the leaves are opposite, oval, 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) long with the last pair on each twig merged to form a disk. The flowers are orange-yellow, 2–4 cm (0.79–1.57 in) long, with five lobes and trumpet shaped; they are produced in whorls above the disk-leaf on the ends of shoots. The fruit is a translucent orange-red berry less than 1 cm (0.39 in) diameter.[1] [2]. – – Wikipedia

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Cactus with yellow flower

Cactus with yellow flower

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Little Red Cactus Flowers 🌺 🌺🌺

Little Red Cactus Flowers 🌺 🌺🌺

Little Red Cactus Flowers 🌺 🌺🌺

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Garden Alphabet #89: T is for…Tomato

Garden Alphabet #89: Tomato

Garden Alphabet: T is for...Tomato

Tomato

The tomato is the edible, often red fruit of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. Both the species and its use as a food originated in Mexico, and spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Its many varieties are now widely grown, sometimes in greenhouses in cooler climates.

 The tomato is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks. While it is botanically a fruit, it is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes (as well as by the United States Supreme Court, see Nix v. Hedden), which has caused some confusion. The fruit is rich in lycopene, which may have beneficial health effects.

 The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. The plants typically grow to 1–3 meters (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and vines over other plants. It is a perennial in its native habitat, although often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual. An average common tomato weighs 102–105 grams.[2][3] — Wikipedia.org

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Abstracted Succulent In Black and White via Instagram

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White Cactus Flower Closeup

White Cactus Flower Closeup

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Cactus Flowers

Cactus Flowers

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