I have 5 of these beautiful plants in my garden which never fail to give a mass display of thousands of these small flowers in clumps of up to 50 in each bunch. The largest would be about 2 m high by 2 m wide (6ft x 6 ft).
Generally the flower twice each year. 🙂
(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂These little 5 pointer tiny stars make a tasty looking candy-stripe bunch on this large succulent bush with their green jade coloured leaves. 🙂
The crassula ovata flowers are most commonly of the 5 petal/5 stamen variety, however the Bee was sampling the pollen of a 6 pointer – an abnormal mutation. if you take another look at the first photo you might make out some 4 pointer flowers also! 🙂
Why should it be that we see mutations like this in the flower world as being equally, if not more, beautiful than the more ‘normal’ flower, when having an extra (or missing) arm or leg in the human world is seen as a something of a monstrosity?