Nature's beauty (1): a little penstamon story
Unprecedented beauty comes from unexpected subject.
Little penstamon for example is a low bush flower, protruding from rock cavities. It has beautiful violet or pink, fading to white colours.
Left image: a wikimedia image
Looking closer to its buds, the immature pollens are usually yellowish white and become dark grey when mature. Penstamon attracts ants, therefore my guess the pollination is either by the help of wind or insects.
During my free time, I tried to look closer on the buds and took the images, i.e. this image was taken with a macro lens.
Interestingly, several species of penstamon have anti-inflammatory activity and its antioxidant capacity is linked to healing migraine!