Spiderwort and drop

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) is a midsummer flower with vivid colors (some purple, some pink), and three petals. When you look closely, the flower center has three elements: a straight pistil, a group of yellow-orange anthers, and surrounding them, feathery filaments. In this image, I caught the filaments in a drop after a rain:


Taken with my high magnification lens, this is at least 3x and cropped.

5 thoughts on “Spiderwort and drop

  1. The color here is magnificent! I wasn’t certain what I looking at until I read your description. Then it all came together for me. Raindrop, wow!

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