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Jaws of the Day #2426

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Jaws of the Day #2426

These succulents look like one set of toothy jaws swallowed by another, which in turn is swallowed by another, repeating until you reach the roots. They grow, of course, in the opposite way: the first jaws will yawn wide, and from their center comes another tiny yawn, which will grow until yet another fanged yawn emerges. The dreamy recursive motion of it is lost to us, since we look at plants too quickly, but if humans had the patience to watch for many hours it would certainly evoke another kind of dragon in our mythology, its multitude of mouths forever widening.

The spots are an added bonus. I didn’t even notice them until I reviewed the photo tonight, but it’s nice to know that desert plants still have a sense of style.

standing there before me
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Written by Umbrella Man

May 15, 2015 at 12:02 am

Posted in plants

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