Elf Orpine Flowers

The elf orpine (Diamorpha smallii), or Small's stonecrop, is a plant native to granite rock outcrops in the southeastern United States. It is among the many species protected in the Hinds Rock Outcrop tract of the Forever Wild state program. The 80-acre property is located near Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Etowah County.

Photo courtesy of the Patrick Thompson