Monday, August 13, 2012

Hovenia's time to harvest the swollen raches

I last photographed this just about a month ago. In the interim, the fruit has ripened and the raches have plumped up just like they were supposed to. The fruit themselves are dry; I could hear the seeds rattling around inside when I shifted the inflorescence to take the picture. I did try eating one of the "raisins" but it puckered me up. Maybe they aren't quite ready? I'll wait and watch them. Then I'll probably dry them and we'll give 'em a tasting. It is surely an odd looking anatomical construction.

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