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This small white flower was in bloom in a low lying area, just off the trail, at Batiquitos Lagoon (salt marsh type of area), Carlsbad, CA.
Beautiful ! - you can tell from your photos that the leaves are slightly thicker than normal-comes from growing in saltmarsh, I guess. Thanks for sharing this, Karen.
Wow, Karen, fantastic flower!!
Thanks for the kind comment. I love this plant. So tiny, yet so beautiful.
Nice spot, lots of mathematics here. The inflorescence presents tetragonal (4-fold) symmetry but each individual flower has 5-fold symmetry (pentagonal). Very curious!
Yes Emma... This should be SOTD.. !!Really great spotting...!!
What a gorgeous plant! Never seen four scorpioid cymes at right angles like that before.
What a beauty
Yes you can call it small wonder though....
Amazing!!!! It really is breathtaking!
Yes..your experience is important. Very few able to catch the real beauty of negligible weeds...Your efforts are appreciable.. This is real spotting..!!
Thanks so much. This plant was pretty low to the ground, so it was a balancing act to take the photo over the rope along the trail and remain standing. My patience to get just the right angle paid off. :)
Exact exposure and clear shot..
Beautiful flower and beautiful photo.
Thanks everyone, for your kind comments and the ID. I've updated the ID of this plant.
Beautiful and unusual!
That form of inflorescence is called the scorpioid cyme and is common among Heliotropes. Please check for any resemblance to Heliotropium curassavicum. :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliotropiu...That picture is just wow, nonetheless.
Spotted on May 28, 2011 Submitted on Jun 2, 2011
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