Sunday, March 8, 2009


There are other flower with a similar spiral, but they are usually somewhat smaller than the fiddleneck. The size varies from barely above ground to past the knee depending on location, rainfall and temperatures.
Tiny, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers appear toward the top of the spiral which continues to unfurl as the plant grows. Hairy nettles appear on the stems, the leaves and the base of the flower (and eventually the seed casing). They help protect the plant from most predators - at least the larger ones.
A super-close shot.

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