Enchanter’s Nightshade, When the Petals Have Fallen

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Circaea lutetiana; Onagraceae

As I’ve written before, there’s a lot of beauty and interest up close.  And it isn’t just about the flowers.  Pictured above is a section of the raceme* with the ovaries left after the petals drop, all covered in tiny hairs.  Isn’t that neat?

 

*a raceme is an unbranched stem bearing flowers that are attached by pedicels

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