Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dodecatheon hendersonii--Shooting Stars

I think this plant is called a "shooting star" because of the back swept petals. It gives the flower an interesting shape. This flower is buzz pollinated. That means that bees hang on to the petals and beat their wings to get the firmly attached pollen to dislodge via the vibrations.

Blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden.

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