Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. The petals turn transparent with the rain.
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…
Lichen on cut birch (well, the last one is paperbark maple)
Monk’s hood (Aconitum)
one of my all time favorite flowers!
Myrtle Forest, Collinsvale, Tasmania
Family: Betulaceae (Birch)
Species: B. papyifera
Common Name: Paper Birch
Habitat: Biodiversity park, many species nearby but flanked by Acer pseudoplatanus, Poa trivialis & Cynosurus cristatus.
Collector: Ewan Cole
Jewelweed aka Spotted touch-me-not due to the way the seeds shoot out of their pods when touched
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)
'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.
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.
Photo credit: ©Alfonso Santa María | Locality: Vilariño, Galicia, Spain (2010)
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.
A few photos of xanthoria aureola taken in the summer of 2013, in Doolin, Ireland.
Various other fungi - August 2014
Photos are mine.