Wildflower Sunday – Calla palustris

On the aesthetics of processing seeds

The water arum is a plant with lots of qualities: shiny, healthy heart-shaped foliage, white swirled flowers, red fruits, AND something else you get to see only if you look for seeds: amber coloured, trembling, translucent jellyfish-like insides, protecting the slick & spotted seeds.

Nature’s art…no Photoshop involved.

Calla palustris fruits

Calla palustris fruits remains after extracting the seeds

Calla palustris

Calla palustris

 

10 replies
    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      The fruits are actually red berries, that you see the skins, and the ‘blobby’ ambers are the ‘flesh’ of the berry holding the seeds. Interesting that they are not sticky at all, like the ‘blobs’ of other species :)

      • Steve Schwartzman
        Steve Schwartzman says:

        I’ve chosen to photograph species that are native here, of which there are fortunately more than enough to keep me busy. When I travel I look for plants that are native in those places.

        • diversifolius
          diversifolius says:

          Of course and your pictures are very beautiful. We do the same but traveling is not always possible and then in the gardens there are many native species from sometime ‘inaccessible’ places.

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