nature / Observations & Photowalks

Triggerplants

I photographed these recently by the side of the road in Lesmurdie, Western Australia. It’s only the second time I’ve seen a trigger-plant, the first time was by the side of the road near Cape Naturaliste when we were on our honeymoon. That was a different variety.

Trigger-plants are pretty cool in that they use their triggers for pollination. They lure insects in with their bright colours then when the insect sits down the flower whacks it with it’s little lever arm and leaves pollen on the insect which it then takes to another flower. Genius!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

You might’ve noticed I’ve kind of abandoned the photo challenge. I have some personal things going on, so I’ll turn to the list for inspiration, but I’m a bit over it for now.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s