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Post by leonardturner »

Actually, the bud of a Hosta in the early stages of opening. I was interested in the droplets on the bud, partially because they were not from any obvious external source and there was no early morning dew seen elsewhere in the neighborhood. I wonder if the flower itself secreted them? In any event, the one in the lower left provides a nice secondary image of the plant's leaves.

Natural light, stack of approximately 50 images.


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Thanks for looking,

Leonard

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Post by Lou Jost »

Beautiful image.

This is probably "guttation water":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guttation

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Post by leonardturner »

Thanks, Lou. I was previously unaware of this process and find it intriguing. The link you provided mentioned the same or a similar phenomenon on tooth fungus; I wonder now if that is what I was seeing last year on this example.

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Post by Lou Jost »

I had never seen it in fungi, very nice observation!

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