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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Open to the sun

Cream Cups (Platystemon californicus) on Bodega Head, 7 April 2018


Bri said...

Platystemon means flat stamen and your photograph shows clearly why it has this name. Beautiful!

Jackie Sones said...

Hi, Bri!

Yes! After taking this photo, I looked up the meaning of Platystemon and discovered the reference to the flattened stamens. I hadn't paid attention to that characteristic until then. It makes you wonder what the benefit is to having a flattened stamen?

:) Jackie