Sunday, March 01, 2009

more for galanthophiles



we came across this unusual and beautiful snowdrop variant this morning. It appears to have a petal growing through the main axis of the flower. Does it have a name?

And thanks to Derrick for this link , for snowdrop fanatics.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong but I think they are called tepals or nectar guides. This link gives some time lapse photography of snowdrops opening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P5ooOFMMUo&eurl=http://completegarden.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/snowdrop-flower-opening-time-lapse/&feature=player_embedded
Derrick

Anonymous said...

Sorry - misread your post. Don't know the name of the variant but I know a man who might! I'll ask him.
Derrick