Sunflower II

Sunflower II

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Mum

Mum

Mum II

Mum II

Mum III

Mum III

Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth

Sunflower

Sunflower

Coneflower

Coneflower

Gerbera

Gerbera

Tulip

Tulip

Lotus

Lotus

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium II

Wild Geranium II

Sunflower III

Sunflower III

Sunflower IV

Sunflower IV

Trillium erectum forma luteum

Trillium erectum forma luteum

Orchid

Orchid

Tulip II

Tulip II

Trillium II

Trillium II

Trillium grandiflorum

Lily

Lily

Orchid II

Orchid II

Orchid III

Orchid III

Canna Lilly

Canna Lilly

Gerbera II

Gerbera II

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

Succulent II

Succulent II

Leaf

Leaf

Unfurling leaf of the Canna Lily

Leaf II

Leaf II

Succulent

Succulent

Leaves And Flowers

Leaves And Flowers

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Dogwood

Dogwood

Jade Plant Flower

Jade Plant Flower

It isn't easy to get the Jade Plant (Crassula ovata), to flower. In order to bloom, the plant generally needs to be fairly mature and undergo a period of dormancy. I had the opportunity to photograph a very large specimen plant in bloom. The flowers themselves are very dainty, very fragile, and quite small.

False Hellebore

False Hellebore

The beautiful symmetric swirls of the False Hellebore is what enticed me to make this photograph. But despite its good looks, the plant is highly toxic!

Here is an interesting assessment of the effects of ingestion from Wikipedia: "The plant is highly toxic, causing nausea and vomiting. If the poison is not evacuated, cold sweat and vertigo appears. Respiration slows, cardiac rhythm and blood pressure falls, eventually leading to death."

So if you see one, enjoy its symmetry but don't taste!