A few weeks ago my friend Gayla wrote about the fascination she has with odd looking plants. She spoke specifically about the Euphorbia family, but I know that, like me, her interest spreads many other genera that seem to enjoy experimenting with their own shape and form. There are many reasons for these changes from the norm, but I like to think of these differences as Nature's attept to try something new.
|An Opuntia with wavy pads,|
that give it the look of a Frank Gehry building.
|Opuntia subulata cristata.|
|Close-up of Opuntia subulata cristata.|
|Agave potatorum 'Shoji- Raijin'.|
|A fasciated Echeveria agavoides with a wavy band of congested leaves.|
|A close-up of the same Echeveria.|
|Fasciated form of Echerveria runyonii ''Topsy Turvy'|
|Fasciated form of Pachyphytum.|