A flower is formed

It seems like forever that I actually posted something other than photo challenges. Everyone likes flowers don’t they? If you have never seen a Crinum flower before, look at every photo carefully and when you get to the last photo, scoot back up to the first photo with your mouth still open. This Crinum is Crinum pedunculatus, Swamp Lily – a native Australian plant found in the rivers and creeks in my catchment area.

This is how a Crinum flowers form, a sort of single bud on a long stalk. This one has started to split open. That white wriggly thing on the right hand side of the bud is part of the flowers development.

The bud has split open more with more white things appear.

Now everything has broken free of it’s bindings and starts to spread. There is always one insect who wants to have the first drops of nectare

with each of those buds opening up over time so there is always a flower for the season and what a flower they are, delicate and striking

Cee’s FOTD

27 thoughts on “A flower is formed

      1. Would be fun to see a time lapse but 20 to 30 days is some time investment! I love flowers that look totally different at each stage. I guess most do, actually, but some like Queen bromeliads have stage after stage opening.. like one of those trick gifts where you start out opening a huge box with a smaller one inside–and another and another..Always a new surprise.

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