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Elephants ears in our backyard

Elephant's ears in our backyard

Kalanchoe beharensis, commonly called velvet-leaf, felt bush or elephant's ear kalanchoe, is a succulent tree-like shrub that is native to Madagascar. It typically grows to 3-5' tall in cultivation, but may reach 12-20' in ideal growing conditions. Trunk, stems and branches are woody. Large concave leaves (to 5-14" long by 3-14" wide) are hastate (arrowhead-shaped) and irregularly lobed. Each leaf is covered with felt-like hairs, with mature leaves displaying a rusty brown color. Greenish yellow flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Nikon D40
1/1000s f/8.0 at 72.0mm iso200 full exif

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