Inside-out Flower

An unusual native plant, Vancouveria hexandra, the inside-out flower, has a fascinating bloom.  It’s inside-out,  opposite, turned around and backwards.  Nature has played a curious trick.  Instead of blooming away from the stem, it appears to bloom towards the stem.  Another common name for this plant is duck’s foot, after the three-lobed leaves.  This deciduous perennial grows in moist or dry locations, but prefers the … Continue reading Inside-out Flower