All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

While I was looking at the newly-opened Passionflowers in my parents' yard in Florida one morning I saw something amazing. The stamens are inverted (the 3 bright yellow ones) when the bud blooms, as the petals, stamens (pointed) and fringed corona open...
While I was looking at the newly-opened Passionflowers in my parents' yard in Florida one morning I saw something amazing. The stamens are inverted (the 3 bright yellow ones) when the bud blooms, as the petals, stamens (pointed) and fringed corona opens, the hinged stamens flip over (note the hinges on the 2 flipped anthers on the left). This happens very quickly. I got a movie of them flipping, I hope to get it put on this website soon!

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