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Lovely lithops

With their varied colors and small size, lithops are sometimes called “living stones.” (Debra Lee Baldwin)
Lithops are tiny succulents with a distinctive fissure. (Debra Lee Baldwin)
In the summer, lithops can sprout small, shimmering flowers that are sweet in scent. (Debra Lee Baldwin)
Steven Hammer, an expert on lithops, uses a paintbrush to pollinate the flowers on one of his plants at his San Diego County home. (Debra Lee Baldwin)