Sempervivum spp. Flower
This morning when I went out to water my plants I saw these unique flowers coming out from the Sempervivum spp. (a.k.a. hen-and-chicks). They are not very obvious because they are rather tiny. However, with a little bit of magnification anyone can see the intricate details of these dainty flowers. When the flowers are unopened, grayish green sepals wrap around baby-pink petals. As the petals unfurl, reddish pink color is revealed in a star-like shape. Red stamens with yellow tips stick out from the center.
The name sempervivum means ever-living (semper meaning always and vivere meaning to live). So far they have proven to be ever-living in my garden.
Various succulents in one pot. Notice the tiny flowers hanging.
Sometimes the most beautiful things come in small packages.