Aeonium holochrysum   No English name

Aeonium holochrysum whole Aeonium holochrysum close

There were quite a few of these plants to be seen on the coast but not many showing flowers. in fact the recently dead flowerheads look at first like flowers and I took a few photos before I realised what they were. This is a tricky genus for identification but the leafy flowering stem and the purple edge and stripe suggest that it may be A. holochrysum. If you know better please contact me.

North coast of Tenerife outside Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands 11th February 2009

Added 20th February 2009, updated 21st February 2010, updated 26th Feb 2012, updated 5th May 2013

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