Syn.: Sempervivum simsii Sweet
Family: Crassulaceae J. St.-Hil.

Aeonium simsii

Distribution: An endemic plant of the Canary Islands, grows only on Gran Canaria.

Ecology: It grows on rocky slopes, old walls and roofs, in the southern and central part of island, from 600 to 1900 metres above sea level. It blooms from March to August.

Description: A perennial herb with the leaves in a dense rosette, 8–15 cm tall. The leaves are fleshy, lanceolate, ciliate, green, red-striped, the erect flowering stem with an umbellate inflorescence, the flowers 1 cm in diameter, yellow.

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Aeonium simsii

These images were taken in Spain, the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Pico de las Nieves (June 11, 2006).