sixpenceee:

Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. The petals turn transparent with the rain.



http://sweetsucculents.tumblr.com/post/97783883154/here-it-is-the-moment-youve-been-waiting-for

sweetsucculents:

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Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for! Time to spread the succulent love.

To thank my nearly 4k followers I am doing 3 large give away boxes this time! AND if I reach 5k followers by the end of the give away, I will pick 3 more winners!

Each box will be loaded down with succulents…




flowerfood:

Lichen on cut birch (well, the last one is paperbark maple)



flowerfood:

Monk’s hood (Aconitum)

one of my all time favorite flowers!

flowerfood:

Monk’s hood (Aconitum)

one of my all time favorite flowers!



clusterpod:

Mycena interrupta
Myrtle Forest, Collinsvale, Tasmania

clusterpod:

Mycena interrupta

Myrtle Forest, Collinsvale, Tasmania



plantsiveidentified:

Betula papyifera25/06/2013 Family: Betulaceae (Birch) Genus: Betula Species: B. papyiferaCommon Name: Paper Birch Location: NT036664 Habitat: Biodiversity park, many species nearby but flanked by Acer pseudoplatanus, Poa trivialis & Cynosurus cristatus. Collector: Ewan Cole Authority: Marshall.

plantsiveidentified:

Betula papyifera
25/06/2013
Family: Betulaceae (Birch)
Genus: Betula
Species: B. papyifera
Common Name: Paper Birch
Location: NT036664
Habitat: Biodiversity park, many species nearby but flanked by Acer pseudoplatanus, Poa trivialis & Cynosurus cristatus.
Collector: Ewan Cole
Authority: Marshall.



Jewelweed aka Spotted touch-me-not due to the way the seeds shoot out of their pods when touched

Jewelweed aka Spotted touch-me-not due to the way the seeds shoot out of their pods when touched



Western redbud

Western redbud



libutron:

Peziza pseudoviolacea and Geopyxis carbonaria
The larger cup fungus are Peziza pseudoviolacea (Pezizales - Pezizaceae), a common pioneer inhabitant of burn sites. While the smaller white-rimmed cups are Geopyxis carbonaria (Pezizales - Pyrenomataceae), sometimes named Charcoal Loving Elf-cup.
Photo credit: ©Tatiana Bulyonkova | Locality: Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia (2013)

libutron:

Peziza pseudoviolacea and Geopyxis carbonaria

The larger cup fungus are Peziza pseudoviolacea (Pezizales - Pezizaceae), a common pioneer inhabitant of burn sites. While the smaller white-rimmed cups are Geopyxis carbonaria (Pezizales - Pyrenomataceae), sometimes named Charcoal Loving Elf-cup.

Photo credit: ©Tatiana Bulyonkova | Locality: Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia (2013)



malformalady:

'Marumo' balls washed up on a Sydney Beach. The balls are thought to be an extremely rare species of filamentous green algae. The living organisms are known in Japan as 'Marumo' and Cladophora ball or Lake ball in English, and are sometimes found in freshwater lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. ‘Aegagropilious’ describes the habit of free living algae (algae not attached to rocks) forming into balls. Floating algae balls are thought to be brought ashore by warmer weather and the rough wave conditions.

malformalady:

'Marumo' balls washed up on a Sydney Beach. The balls are thought to be an extremely rare species of filamentous green algae. The living organisms are known in Japan as 'Marumo' and Cladophora ball or Lake ball in English, and are sometimes found in freshwater lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. ‘Aegagropilious’ describes the habit of free living algae (algae not attached to rocks) forming into balls. Floating algae balls are thought to be brought ashore by warmer weather and the rough wave conditions.



libutron:

Linaria polygalifolia 
Linaria (Lamiales - Plantaginaceae) is a large and complex genus distributed throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa. This species, scientifically named Linaria polygalifolia, is naive to the Atlantic coasts of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), and France.
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Alfonso Santa María | Locality: Vilariño, Galicia, Spain (2010)

libutron:

Linaria polygalifolia 

Linaria (Lamiales - Plantaginaceae) is a large and complex genus distributed throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa. This species, scientifically named Linaria polygalifolia, is naive to the Atlantic coasts of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), and France.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Alfonso Santa María | Locality: Vilariño, Galicia, Spain (2010)




forsythiahill:

My reseeding Marigold Patch. Every year I look forward to this maintenance free zone beside our shed. I collected this seed from a friend’s yard and it reliably comes back year after year on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.



rosamutabilis:

Iceland poppies

rosamutabilis:

Iceland poppies




timothea:

A few photos of xanthoria aureola taken in the summer of 2013, in Doolin, Ireland. 




natures-bounty:

Various other fungi - August 2014

Photos are mine.