Thursday, 3 March 2011

Open thread - Thursday

We're going to Hawaii! Reader MD sent in these photos of an unusual plant. I selected two out of four pictures.

Aloha -

I wanted to send a dragonfruit blossom. Here "it" is - in multiple photos. The bloom is about 10" long. Although they bloom at night and are pollinated by bats and moths there are at least 8 bees inside each bloom. Yes, there is another flower inside each one. They are amazing grapefruit sized red flesh fruits. This plant is on the side of the road by my house.

Thank you, MD.