Thursday, June 13, 2024

Purdon 2024

White Bog Orchid  (Platanthera dilatata) - smells of vanilla

Bunchberry flowers. ( Quatre-temps,
Cornus canadensis, Cornouiller du Canada) The bunchberry is a kind of dogwood. When tripped by the wind or pollinators, the stamens will pop open, throwing pollen out with a force of 2400 gs, with one of the fastest known speeds of a plant. A specialized camera recording at 10,000 frames per second had to be used to record the motion: The berry is edible, but I found it does taste insipid.



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