by K-beça Uzi

-Scale :-: Dunkerque-

Daybreak in the cloud forest | ©Josiah Townsend  (Parque Nacional Montaña de Santa Bárbara, 2180 m elevation, Honduras, 2010)

Dark purple houseleek tree - Aeonium arboreum ’Atropurpureum’
For a long time this beautiful cultivar with deep red-purple leaves, has been considered a variety of the Aeonium arboretum (Saxifragales - Crassulaceae). It now seems that it comes from the Canary islands, thus it then cannot be a cultivar of A. arboreum, since A. arboreum doesn’t come from there. The latest theory is that it is a cultivar from A. manriqueorum.
Other common names: Black rose, Black Beauty, Black Tree Aeonium.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©S.J. Marshall | Locality: Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk, England (2008)

Porchetta pop-up from Justin Holt & Michael Gibson of Lucia. Sold out quick. They’re planning another soon

via NASA, Astronomy Pic of the DayThe Horsehead Nebula from Blue to Infrared Image Credit & Copyright: Optical: Aldo Mottino & Carlos Colazo, OAC, Córdoba; Infrared: Hubble Legacy Archive

A Rose of Jericho three hours after being watered having nearly returned to is previous, alive, state!
The Rose of Jericho(Anastatica hierochuntica) is a species of resurrection plant. These plants are characterized by their ability to use Poikilohydric mechanisms which enable them to survive extreme dehydration for years at a time.
Gail McKenna