Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Distilled sunlight

At Mud Bay, yesterday afternoon:

Birdsfoot trefoil. Orange and yellow flowers on the same stalk.

Red-tipped buds.

The plant. A legume, trailing and semi-erect, perennial.

Immature seed pods with strange pointy caps. Mature pods are fatter, and have dropped the cap.

Flowers and a visitor. Small orange butterfly, unidentified.


  1. Cool flowers & seed pods, and lovely little skipper! =)

  2. Ah, these bring back memories.

    We call the plant "trefoil" because it has clusters of three leaves. And the butterfly is a skipper. Skippers have hooks at the end of their antennae.



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