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Mountain-laurel

Kalmia latifolia




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Mountain-laurel
Kalmia latifolia Kalmia latifolia

4 Comments

drP
drP 5 years ago

Nice spotting! The stamens are spring loaded, folded back into the petals. When the anthers are mature and ready to release pollen, the fist insect that lands on the flower causes the stamens to pop out of the petals, smacking pollen onto the insect. Touching the inside of the flower with your finger can cause the same result.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

It's beautiful..

JenKnight
JenKnight 5 years ago

one of my all time favorite - the buds look like little cake frosting rosettes!

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.03, Long: -84.30

Spotted on May 1, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

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