Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Fat Plant

This succulent grows along the shores of the Adriatic, poking up between the rocks. In Italian, succulents are called "piante grasse" which translates literally as "fat plants."

6 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

It's not so common to see spontaneous succulents here, these are really beautiful plants...

lakeviewer said...

Are they native plants?

Saretta said...

Yes they are native. They are part of what is known as the Mediteranean scrub.

Rob said...

We say the same in french, plantes grasses. They are beautiful.

Pietro said...

Oh yes, "fat plants" between the rocks. I don't know why, "fat plants" always make me thirsty! :-)

Chuck Pefley said...

These look like a type of succulent. Interesting name for them when translated. Sounds better in Italian -:)