Thursday, April 29, 2010

Osmoxylon lineare

During times when there are no flowers, the plant looks ordinary. When flowers appear they are transformed, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. People stop to look at these unusual clusters of flowers that are like multiple gemstones mounted on a single stalk. It is not difficult to imagine diamonds, rubies and sapphires in place of the real flowers. Imagination has the power to make life glitter.


alicesg said...

Never see this type of flower before. They really looked like pearl in the second photo. Very unique.

Mableinsingapore said...

Yes, when I saw them the first time, I was truly amazed because till then, I had not seen any flowers like it :-)