Chihuahua Flower
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Chihuahua Flower
P Introduced Photo: Nidhan Singh
Common name: Chihuahua Flower
Botanical name: Graptopetalum bellum    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Tacitus bellus

Chihuahua Flower is a fleshy perennial with a slowly clustering habit. It was discovered in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, and is named after it. Leaves are in rosettes, up to 10 cm in diameter, and almost flat to the ground. The leaves are hairless, approximately triangular, 2.5 cm long, and gray or bronze in color. At the top of a 10 cm inflorescence, the flowers are over 2.5 cm, deep pink to red. The individual flowers are 5-petalled, star-shaped and have dark pink stamens and white anthers. Chihuahua Flower is native to Mexico, cultivated as a garden plant elsewhere. Flowering: May-July.

Identification credit: Nidhan Singh Photographed in cultivation near Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

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