Titanopsis calcarea showing its first flower. Picture taken 10-24-14.
Wow, talk about adaptive chamouflage at the ends of those leaves!
Mimicking sand, I would imagine, nature is so grand!
Oh, and the flower is cool, too.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
I've never seen one in full flower, like, smothered with flowers. Maybe the plants think they're in South Africa still, just upside down, but the flowering season has just begun.
extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C