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Bird's Nest

Bird's Nest
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Copyright: Doreen Fish (dloyst) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 12] (56)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-16
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-09 10:34
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Queen Anne’s Lace(Daucus carota) is beautiful, as well as interesting. The plant blooms from late spring until mid-fall. Each flower cluster is made up of as many as a thousand tiny, prefect white flowers, with a single purplish flower in the cluster’s center. The flower cluster starts out curled up and opens with the flowers to allow pollination. The cluster then rolls itself shut again, like a reverse umbrella, into what’s called a "birds' nest". When the seeds are ripe, the umbel unfurls, and the tiny, spiny seeds hitchhike on passers-by, including hikers, mowers, and white-tailed deer.

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