Victoria Amazonica flower

By Casey Grenier

May 22, 2010

Category: Uncategorized

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From just a foot away in a purple heart wood dug out canoe we sat at dusk as this 10in diameter flower bud opened slowly in front of our eyes. Its white color, odor, and night-time opening attracts insects that chow down on its sticky nectar. This mutual relationship benefits both parties: feeding the insect and pollenating the flower..

One Response to “Victoria Amazonica flower”

  1. Very nice capture!

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