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Sempervivum Tectorum

Funny how everything sounds spectacular in Latin. This is a common houseleek, a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the mountains of southern Europe. You can find it everywhere, on balconies, cemeteries, parks, woods. There are so many shapes and colors, their simplicity and endurance is beautiful. And the craziness of different names is very amusing: bullock’s beard, thunderplant, Jupiter’s eye, St. Patrick’s cabbage, healing blade, devil’s beard. Such powerful names for such a small plant.

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Leanne Cole hosts Monochrome Madness Challenge and you can check more monochrome images on her blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY. If you want to join us in our weekly fun, you’ll find all the necessary details there too.

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