A genus of about 150 flowering plants that are native to semi-dessert areas of Mexico and parts of South America.
Plants may be evergreen or deciduous. Flowers on short stalks arise from compact rosettes of succulent fleshy, often brightly colored leaves.
Name Derivation: Named for Anastasio Echeverria y Godoy, 18th century Spanish botanist
Common Name: Hen and chicks
Echeveria is in the family Crassulaceae.