If we could have a small area in our garden dedicated to Nemacladus, including Nemacladus tenuis, we would! These little wildflowers have A LOT of personality.

Nemacladus tenuis, close up

Nemacladus tenuis, close up

These pictures don’t do it justice, but the Nemacladus rubescens that G took with his 1:1 macro lens does. They have little faces and features inside the flower that are astounding considering how tiny this flower is (at a mere few millimeters).

You can see the scale of the entire plant with my Ollo Clip macro lens from my iPhone5. The Nemacladus glanduliferus is about the same size as well.

Nemacladus tenuis, the plant

Nemacladus tenuis, the plant

All of the Nemacladus flowers that we found were just flowering when we photographed them back in March of 2017. Otherwise, I would’ve collected seeds…

UPDATE! April 2019

We found these Nemacladus tenuis beauties at Joshua Tree National Park. The entire plant is just bushier because of all the rain. And look at ALL the flowers!

Overview of Nemacladus tenuis

Overview of Nemacladus tenuis

 

Side view of Nemacladus tenuis

Side view of Nemacladus tenuis

 

Front view of Nemacladus tenuis

Front view of Nemacladus tenuis (1)

 

Front view of Nemacladus tenuis

Front view of Nemacladus tenuis (2)