in the garden

These flowers are so pretty and delicate that unless you knew better, you’d never imagine the fleshy, hairy leaves and stem they emerged from. You see this and may think of the lacy leaves of camomile, or the soft scallops of feverfew.

Though on second glance, there are some clues. A hint in the furry sepals, and a nod in the tapering of the petal tips and pointed ends of the stamen and the stigma. There to give and receive pollen, nodding gently in the breeze. Ready to catch the attention of a passing pollinator or photographer.

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