Sunday, March 13, 2016

lady slipper

This orchid traps insects in its pouch,
but not for food.  The escape route takes
the prisoner past the staminode,
where it deposits pollen.  A bit convoluted, but
Mother Nature knows best, I guess.

[Linking back to Today's Flowers
at An English Girl Rambles
and to Macro Monday.]


  1. Interesting abouthow the pollen is spread to & from the insect

  2. Nature is incredibly inventive and never ceases to amaze me - order, complexity, intricacies, colour and form. A wonderful photo of an intriguing flower.

  3. Can't beat nature! Lovely photo, very clear and bright!

  4. It is interesting how humans utilize a similar strategy to achieve reproductive success.

  5. Greetings Alexa, your Lady Slipper is gorgeous, a marvelous photo! ThanK you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers, and I wish you a very happy Thursday.


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