Flower Porn

 

The male organ of a flower is an impressive looking thing called a stamen.

The pollen bearing anther is supported by a filament which has the function of transporting nutrients to the developing pollen.  The little sacs of pollen are called microsporangia.

Collectively the stamens are called androecium (from the Greek andros oikiaman's house).

I took these photos of lilies -  an excellent example of flower porn.

 

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29 responses

  1. A good example. Daylilies are one of the most hybridised plants ever. Mrs Snowy and I have done so for many years. An excellent backyard hobby. Are you sure that is a daylily though? It looks different to this to me, and more like a true lily.

  2. God – I hate to be corrected πŸ™‚ but you are probably right! It is still a male organ though ………. I wonder how cold a climate they can tolerate.

  3. Sorry. ;o) It's just that daylilies are actually edible, and I'd hate to see someone chomping on an Asian lily thinking they were a daylily. Daylilies are classified as evergreen, semi evergreen, and dormant. As the name implies, the dormant ones go to sleep over winter. For this reason the dormants are popular in places like Ohio and Canada. Hybridisers all over the U.S. are very active, but particularly in Florida where the evergreens are more popular. You can get some idea of the versatility of them here.

  4. "It is still a male organ though ………. I wonder how cold a climate they can tolerate."
    I would imagine they shrink up in the cold…*snorts* (ducks flying tomatoes)
    Lovely pics, though! My eyes can never soak in too much of this color yellow. Sometimes I see things in nature colored up like some of these flowers, certain birds, etc. and it seems like little miracles to me. We work hard to duplicate in little paint tubes things that occur on their own in nature.
    Have I ever asked you what type camera you use? I have a fairly decent little camera, but methinks I don't know all the settings well — especially those that allow close-up shots such as these. Thanks for sharing the photos. πŸ™‚

  5. LOL!!!!! I tend to not indiscriminately lick things! πŸ™‚ Snowy rightfully points out that these are not the edible ones. I just ordered some hibiscus flowers (in a jar) to pour champagne over – I'm looking forward to getting them and seeing what effect they have on the champagne.

  6. That looks an interesting book – the PBS program was probably fascinating too. I wonder if the sexual encounters have changed any from the time of publishing to now ….. like some sort of sexual revolution or the opposite like how Aids has affected our behaviour.

  7. Thank you. One of the plants I bought yesterday was a Lily. The tag says that it should go well here in my sunny backyard – but that it doesn't like anything below 33' – I suppose that means it is going to die in winter. My mother always says that I should just think of plants the same way as others think of cut flowers because my thumbs are not green.

  8. LOL! I wonder if you were the only one to "get" that! The colour yellow is so cheerful – sometimes that can be too much to take.I have a point & shoot Canon PowerShot SD850. For these I used the automatic setting and chose macro (it has a choice of macro, normal or infinity). There is a manual setting on the camera also but I have not done a lot with it.

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