MARTIN SHIELDS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTIN SHIELDS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Sempervivum sp., commonly known as houseleeks or liveforever, flowers in an alpine meadow, Gran Paradiso National Park, Vallee d'Aosta, Italian Alps. Sempervivum is a genus of succulents that grow in arid conditions. In the Alps, these flowers grow in rocky habitat. They store water in their thick rosette of leaves.
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