Photo of Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia): ready to be pollinated!

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 27, 2013 6:10 PM CST
The one single open white petal indicates the newly opened bloom is ready to be pollinated. After a day the white petal rolls in on itself and then only shows as red, no longer giving a signal to pollinators.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 27, 2013 6:25 PM CST
Interesting info Hetty! Thumbs up
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 27, 2013 6:33 PM CST
I found that as well, when I was first told about this. Here is the bloom with the petal rolling up into itself.


Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 28, 2013 1:58 AM CST
thanks Hetty!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Aug 28, 2013 6:02 PM CST

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Very cool! Thumbs up
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