Diphylleia grayi - off topic as not Mediterranean - but I just had to share!

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MikeHardman

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Diphylleia grayi (Skeleton flower)
The petals are normally white, but turn transparent with the rain - like ice. Amazing!



original link -
https://www.facebook.com/GrowVeg/photos/a.310083911969.192757.216198796969/10152683674051970/?type=1

Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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Alisdair

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Intriguing picture, Mike - glad you shared!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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MikeHardman

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I should have stated that if you follow the link, you'll see what it looks like when dry, viz.


Perhaps surprisingly, it also has blue berries.
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England