Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tiny Parachute

As I've mentioned it is now officially dry season (aka "spring") in Belize. Other than a few short, isolated showers, our weather has turned hot and sunny. In a normal year, it'll stay like that until June. That means many plants and trees are fruiting or flowering. This delicate wind dispersed seed ended up perched upside down on a rock. The feathery "pappus" functions like a tiny parachute, with luck carrying the seed to a fertile destination.

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