It’s the Dudleyas!!!
Here’s where in the blog post that is here that I say something about the plants. Should I tell you something unique and interesting about each species? Or each individual plant I photographed? Or maybe about the Genus?
I will tell you about the family. The Crassula Family (Crassulaceae)! You can find Crassulaceaes from all around the world – every single continent that has Crassulaceaes are fun places to garden. We have Dudleyas and Sedums in California. In Mexico they have a lovely crop of Echeverias. In Europe the Sempervivums rule the Alps. In South Africa the Crassulas are quite varied. Aeoniums live on the Canary Islands. There are some spectacular Kalanchoes on Madagascar. The highly poisonous Tylecodons are from Namaqualand.
And the Dudleyas? They are from California of course, including Baja and other parts of Northern Mexico. And their range extends into Arizona and Nevada and even north to Oregon, but not too far north into Oregon.
Did you know that there used to be a lot of confusion between Echeverias and Dudleyas? It’s true! But now they have it all sorted out.