Time of the year

Rain or shine, day of night, Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter; in South Africa we have a year-round floral display. Lithops (living stones)  originate from Southern Africa including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Most species are found along the Orange River along the borderline between the three countries. It’s their time of the year now.

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Flowering little stones

The genus lithops, originating from Southern Africa with the ‘epic centre along the Orange River along the borders with Namibia and Botswana, consists entirely of little stones look alike plants. Sometimes people even walk over these ‘stones’ without realizing it except ladies with high heeled pumps…. And except when they are flowering of course. And they are flowering now and these flowers are amazing.

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Another lithop

People have so many names for me; varying from ‘deer feet’ to ‘baby bottom’. Officially I am a lithop and my ‘genus’ occur in Botswana, Namibia and also a bit in South Africa. I like the given name ‘Living Stone’ for some people seemingly don’t notice my brothers, sisters and other family members when walking on the pebbles in my native land.

Luckily I’m potted.

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