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Trumpet Lilies
#99280 March 6th, 2007 at 12:08 PM
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Hi wavey

Hm.. Not sure whether this is the right place to ask about this. But, anyway, here goes... A few days back, I saw some beautiful Trumpet lilies (Crinum latifolium). The thing about them that puzzles me is the difference in colour of their anthers. On one plant, they're black. Then, I saw another one some distance apart, and this one has light yellowish anthers.

Does anyone know the reason for this?

Here are the pictures:

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Hafizah287/FlowersIII/photo#5038397110553064178

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Hafizah287/FlowersIII/photo#5038397406905807618

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#99281 March 6th, 2007 at 05:14 PM
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I wonder if they get darker as the flower ages???

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#99282 March 7th, 2007 at 01:38 PM
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I think you're right alankhart. If you look at the pictures, the one with the black anthers is open wider than the one with the yellow ones.

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#99283 March 7th, 2007 at 03:12 PM
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The yellow should be pollen...so I'd think the other has already lost its pollen and is an older flower is all.They are pretty.

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#99284 March 7th, 2007 at 03:13 PM
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Wow......those are so pretty!!!!

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#99285 March 7th, 2007 at 05:58 PM
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Hm.. Yes, most probably you're right - the other one is just an older flower. Thanks for solving the mystery! wink

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#99286 March 7th, 2007 at 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by penny in ontario:
Wow......those are so pretty!!!!
They smell really nice too! Somewhat like vanilla and a tinge of spice. Just love to smell 'em! flw

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#99287 March 7th, 2007 at 06:28 PM
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Ohhhhhh....that would be a pretty smell indeed thumbup flw flw


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