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Pizzazz



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:04 pm    Post subject: Bahia grass flower and seeds Reply with quote

Hi gang

Decide to take a "close" look at Bahia grass blossoms and seeds.

Mike





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Lou Jost



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a fascinating, complicated image! It tells a nice story. Looks like the hanging anthers had shed their pollen long ago, and then, to avoid self-pollination, the erect female parts sprouted much later, and are receptive now, and it seems some of them have managed to capture pollen to fertilize those seeds.
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Pizzazz



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lou

Thank you so much for your explaination
Of the botanical characteristics

I had simply saw this in my yard and thought it
would be a neat subject

I may do some more shots getting
Closer

Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be interesting to do a time series. Maybe you can still find a flowering head somewhere that is still in its male state, with active, pollen-covered anthers. That would make a nice contrast with the female-state picture you posted.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice and interesting picture.
Grasses can be so beatiful.
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Chris S.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, Mike! I quite like this image. Kudos also to Lou Jost for his explanation, which adds substantially to understanding what we see here. Very Happy The combination is fascinating.

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Pizzazz



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris

Long time no hear! Thanks for the feedback. I am excited about this
subject, and I am working on some more shots, thanks to Lou!

Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm delighted to have helped stimulate your curiosity!
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