Sunday, April 18, 2010
Here you can see how the older, lower flowers on the Dutchman's breeches go to fruit more quickly than the upper flowers. Watch how the "pants" wither away, revealing the ovary containing developing seeds.
Today I'm participating in the "Today's Flowers" meme, for more flower images, go here.
For those of you from around the world that aren't familiar with this plant, it grows in rich woodlands mostly in the eastern North America, although there are disjunct populations in Oregon, Washington State, and Idaho. This flower blooms in the spring time before the trees towering above it get their new leaves.