Monday, March 14, 2016

Seed Dispersal with wind and gravity

I like plants that have hidden treasures. Sometimes, it's a hidden flower like ginger, or Jack-in-the-Pulpit have, and sometimes it's the way they produce and disperse their seeds. The seeds of these plants are held in tiny pods or cups that open as they dry. A little wind to rock the plant, and gravity does the rest. 
Remember to 'like' and 'share' the love of nature!

Rose of Sharon seed pods that have opened

Rose of Sharon seeds tucked in.

Rose of Sharon seeds are fuzzy on the edges.

Bee Balm seed head. A tiny seed is in each little cup.

A type of salvia.

Seed exposed in a yew berry.

Seeds inside of a day lily pod.

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