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High Conservation – #Inktober2019 Day 23

We’re able to walk out of our back gate into an A class reserve, which here in Western Australia affords the greatest degree of protection to an area of Crown land.  Public classification and acts of Parliament are required to initiate changes.  This means we get to enjoy a range of native flora and fauna, including Stylidiums which I photographed on Day 23.

Stylidium are trigger plants. When an insect lands on the flower for a feed of nectar, a spring-loaded touch sensitive column hidden under the petals flicks over and deposits or collects pollen.

Apparently it is rare to see Stylidium with 5 petals as 99% of them have just 4.  So we are very lucky.

To learn more about Stylidiums go here.

🙂
Helen

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