Emerging Leaves

Posted by cwdavis on Sun May 19, 2019 3:49 pm

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The leaves of a local orchid, the Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, unfurl from a 'wrapped cone', and they form one inside another.  The image shows a pair of new leaves in different stages of unfurling. 

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by Tom Whelan on Mon May 20, 2019 8:02 am
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Nice capture of the beautiful variegated leaf pattern.

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