Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wild Geranium seedpod study

Remember this photo of the wild Geranium going to seed? Sitting in my yard last night I started looking at those seedpods from the wild Geranium and noticed an odd thing. I assumed the long stalk of the dying flower was where the seeds were housed. But in shooting the original photo I did notice 4 tightly arranged "balls" at the base of that stalk. I remember thinking, those look like the seeds but didn't take that much further. Now I see that the "stalk" dries out and peels up taking the 4 seeds in their protective shell up to be dispersed. Not at all how I thought it would happen. Isn't that amazing!

Wild geranium seed study

Wild geranium seed study

Wild geranium seed study

Great flower identification at Wildflowers of St. Stephen's

Wild Geranium growing and reseeding in the wild

Photo Contest from Gurney’s Seed and Nursery and Spring Hill Nurseries

Human Flower Project
is an international newsgroup, photo album and discussion of humankind’s relationship with the floral world. We report on art, medicine, society, history, politics, religion, and commerce.

Seed collections and seed exchange

in a garden

Garden Voices

Wild flowers from WinterWoman's Observations, a beautiful garden blog.

Mary Vaux Walcott was the wife of the then-director of the Smithsonian Institution, Charles D. Walcott. During the first three decades of the 20th century she made over 400 paintings of North American Plants. Some very nice person scanned them for us to enjoy.

Giving seeds as gifts

1 comment:

sophie munns said...

Wonderful post Kim... thanks for the link...i managed to find blogs from near where I live incidently throught your links... so that was amazing.

Im behind with my Homage to the seed blog...had a break of sorts of late...but hope to pick it up and get will try and link this..

Big thanks..