Monday, September 14, 2009

Springfield :: Close Memorial Park

While in Springfield (Missouri), we visited the Botanical Gardens at Close Memorial Park. Many of the flowers were no longer in the “pretty” stage but it was a beautiful day nevertheless. There was one flower in particular that I thought was unusual. I neglected to take a picture of the nameplate so I can't tell you what it is...

It apparently goes through a metamorphosis – from a pod with a feather-like covering, unfolding to a beautiful, vibrant white flower.

And there was a visitor sitting atop one of the pods!

1 comment:

Janet Iles said...

What an interesting looking plant! Perhaps, someone will be able to identify it for you.

I look forward to reading about your travels when you are able to post information.