Apr 252016
 

Look inside the open flower of Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurora’ at the base of each of the six petals is a perfect white circle that magnifies the nectar pool. A botanical feature to attract pollinating insects deep into the cup of petals thus brushing against the pollen laden anthers to disseminate to the next flower.

Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurora

Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurora

Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurora

Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurora