Friday, March 19, 2010

Large plants, revisited.

How big are these waterlilies?

Some are 6 feet across, so large that their leaves need air filled sacs to keep them afloat.
The Lily Trotter lives the majority of its life walking along them.
The flowers are a solid foot across.

Also they are beetle pollinated, which is somewhat rare and pretty cool. How does the flower change color though?

1 comment:

  1. I like the reference to the beetle prison for the 24 hours!