Thursday, January 12, 2012

Furry Females

Acalypha hispida (Chenille plant) 
Tel Aviv University Botanic Garden photo: Eytan Chamovitz
The Chenille plant is native to Oceania, but has been cultivated around the world due to its beautiful furry flowers. The plant is dioecious, meaning that there are distinct male and female plants, and of course only the females have the distinctive flowers.

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