Categories Photography Spiky Post author By David Bennett Post date August 11, 2019 5 Comments on Spiky im Rate this:Like this:Like Loading... Related ← The Shy Sunflower → Glossy Leaves and Yellow Petals 5 replies on “Spiky” Ooh, I recognise the subject of that 1st shot! That’s one of those MONSTEROUS Amazonian Water Lilies… LikeLiked by 1 person *MONSTROUS* ; ) Or maybe both? lol LikeLike Yes, there were four or five of them floating on the water in one of the glasshouses at the Botanic Garden. I wonder exactly why they have spikes on the undersides, and in pathways rather than all over? I imagined a creature of some kind that wants to climb aboard, and is prevented by the spikes. LikeLiked by 2 people Yes. Birds Only Please! And the spikes appear to be growing on the vein system? LikeLiked by 1 person I just. Read that the Giant Water Lily adapts to the environment by growing thorns on the bottom of the leaves to protect itself from fish that might want to eat it, and that the flowers turn from white to pinky-purple when the flower is pollinated. Who knew? I thought the colours were just varieties on a theme. LikeLiked by 2 people Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.