Diastema vexans

Photo by Leslie Brothers, copyright the Smithsonian Institution
Grown at the Smithsonian Institution Greenhouses

Diastema vexans is a low-growing herbaceous plant with pretty white and lavender flowers and softly hair leaves.  It needs fairly warm temperatures and good humidity to thrive, but prefers lower light levels.  Other examples of the species can be seen here and here.



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