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Rock Echevaria   or    Gila Live-Forever

(Dudleya saxosa ssp. collomiae  or   Echeveria collomiae)

 

A rare find anywhere in the U.S., Arizona has listed as this Salvage Restricted.  Meaning they encourage cultivating and use in landscape - but only when purchased from a reputable nursery - NOT harvested in the wild.  I was lucky to have spotted it on a steep roadside slope while driving up a steep curvey road.  As is our habit, we were on a road that doesn't see much traffic, fortunately, and were able to find a pull out so I could photograph this beauty!  This is my first time finding one out in the wilds!

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Life Lister...

Rock Echevaria   or    Gila Live-Forever

(Dudleya saxosa ssp. collomiae  or   Echeveria collomiae)

 

A rare find anywhere in the U.S., Arizona has listed as this Salvage Restricted.  Meaning they encourage cultivating and use in landscape - but only when purchased from a reputable nursery - NOT harvested in the wild.  I was lucky to have spotted it on a steep roadside slope while driving up a steep curvey road.  As is our habit, we were on a road that doesn't see much traffic, fortunately, and were able to find a pull out so I could photograph this beauty!  This is my first time finding one out in the wilds!

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 111.jpg

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 109.jpg

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 108.jpg

 

comments (16)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 19 Apr 2019, 01:58
Beautiful colors and clarity captured in these tiny treasures!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Steven! Hard to photograph on that steep slope - but I think I did OK... smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Apr 2019, 02:20
All good, but especially the main image!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ray!!
Jolies fleurs en forme de clochettes
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree! Thanks, Martine!
Now I see what a great find this was, and why you wanted to risk life and limb to photograph them ( well almost ! smile )
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile I honestly wasn't sure, at the time, that it was the echeveria... but I knew it was something special - and was super excited once I confirmed!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Apr 2019, 06:42
How nice to find this rare plant!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I was thrilled!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Apr 2019, 06:52
Sounds like a rare treat. What gorgeous flowers it has; I love the shop and colour.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: For sure! Isn't she lovely!
Une merveille tu as raison !
Merci pour ces photos très colorées
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudine!!
I have never heard of this before. Quite a find!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Not something you'd find in your parts! Thank you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Apr 2019, 09:31
Wonderful tulips, a special sort looking like wine glasses!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are in the Succulent Family... lovely aren't they!
A great find, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Tom - I was thrilled!
It is a lovely little flower and so well photographed.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed she is - thank you, Brian!
How beautiful! It appears to be a succulent but no matter. How wonderful for you to add it to your repertoire.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it! You are right - the Echeveria's are in the Succulent Family. I was thrilled!
Oh how beautiful these are. Especially in this warm light. Gorgeous images.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I think so, too! Thank you very much, Ruthie!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Apr 2019, 18:14
Quite a find then. And some great pictures to celebrate the occasion.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I was thrilled! Thank you so much, Louis!
they are beautiful Elizabeth... see how nature fixes so many things that we destroy....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are, indeed, Peter! She certainly tries! smile
I suspect it thrives in a dry climate, Elizabeth, and wouldn't be suitable for our gardens here in Canada. Their shape resembles tulips a bit.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed she does - but as a succulent - doesn't flower unless there's been ample winter moisture. No - she'd freeze up there! smile

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