Friday, July 21, 2006

Blackberry Lily and the Bee

Blackberry Lily and the Bee
I snapped this a few days ago…got lucky that the bee landed just as I pushed the button! Blackberry Lilies have these fun blossoms – they’re orange-pinkish. I love the bright colors!

However, this is just the icing on the cake to fans of this plant. What blackberry lilies are really prized for is the seed pod. Once it opens to disperse its seeds, it looks just like a big blackberry, and stays that way into late fall.


Teafan said...

I've never seen that plant. It's very pretty.

John said...

Judging from my recent learnings on genetics I'd say that your Lily is an example of incomplete dominance, when parent traits (yellow and red) are shared in their offspring!