Sempervivum tectorum-Common houseleek,Jupiter’s eye

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drawing from:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempervivum_tectorum

Today post is without story, for I am just too tired after this week-wish to be like sempervivum ,that:

History relates that a botanist tried hard for eighteen months to dry a plant of the House Leek for his herbarium, but failed in this object. He afterwards restored it to its first site when it grew again as if nothing had interfered with its ordinary life.[2]from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempervivum_tectorum

Common Houseleek
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sempervivum
Species: S. tectorum
Binomial name
Sempervivum tectorum
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from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempervivum_tectorum

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10 thoughts on “Sempervivum tectorum-Common houseleek,Jupiter’s eye

  1. They *are* delightful plants, and tolerate an amazing range of conditions. Needless to say, I will see if I can ‘nurture’ some here in Texas. Mom had them in our western-WA garden for years, and they endured many seasons of *too* much rain without complaint, still managing most years to produce lovely blooms as well. Indeed, as you say, wish we could all be so resilient! 🙂

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