A Freesia Reflection
Photograph - Photography/mixed Media
Freesias originate from Africa. Of the fourteen species, twelve come from the Cape Province in South Africa, and it was here that the fragrant freesia flowers beauty was first widely recognised.
Freesia flowers are zygomorphic which just means that they grow along one side of the stem, in a single plane. When you look at a flower stalk however, you'll see that the blooms are facing upwards. How does this work? Freesias stems have the unusual habit of turning at right angles just below the bottom flower. This causes the upper portion of the stem to grow almost parallel with the ground. The flowers bloom along the top side of the stalk, facing upwards. This makes them lovely to look down into in a garden setting and ideal for arrangements.
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January 26th, 2016
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