Bahia grass flower and seeds

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Pizzazz
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Bahia grass flower and seeds

Post by Pizzazz »

Hi gang

Decide to take a "close" look at Bahia grass blossoms and seeds.

Mike





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Post by Lou Jost »

What a fascinating, complicated image! It tells a nice story. Looks like the hanging anthers had shed their pollen long ago, and then, to avoid self-pollination, the erect female parts sprouted much later, and are receptive now, and it seems some of them have managed to capture pollen to fertilize those seeds.

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Post by Pizzazz »

Lou

Thank you so much for your explaination
Of the botanical characteristics

I had simply saw this in my yard and thought it
would be a neat subject

I may do some more shots getting
Closer

Mike

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Post by Lou Jost »

It would be interesting to do a time series. Maybe you can still find a flowering head somewhere that is still in its male state, with active, pollen-covered anthers. That would make a nice contrast with the female-state picture you posted.

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Post by Troels »

A very nice and interesting picture.
Grasses can be so beatiful.
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Post by Chris S. »

Well done, Mike! I quite like this image. Kudos also to Lou Jost for his explanation, which adds substantially to understanding what we see here. :D The combination is fascinating.

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Post by Pizzazz »

Hi Chris

Long time no hear! Thanks for the feedback. I am excited about this
subject, and I am working on some more shots, thanks to Lou!

Mike

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Post by Lou Jost »

I'm delighted to have helped stimulate your curiosity!

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