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Succulent flowers

Many succulent flowers are much smaller than cactus flowers – but when you look at them closely they are both interesting and beautiful.

succulent flower 1 succulent flower 2

succulent flower 3 succulent flower 4

The pictures above were taken using a close-up camera lens to show detail which would not usually be seen.

Lithops, or stone plants belong to a large group of plants known as Mesembs.

lithops flower conophytum flower

The plant on the left is a Lithops, which always have yellow or white flowers. Other Mesembs might have yellow, white, orange or magenta flowers. The plant on the right is a Conophytum, sometimes known as dumplings. They also make new bodies every year. You can see the new bodies bursting out of the skins of the old ones in this picture.