Sunday, April 7, 2013

Q0255 Ipomoea nil

Q0255 Ipomoea nil by Gerris2
Q0255 Ipomoea nil, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The color in this Japanese-developed morning glory is lovely. This asagao is an ultimate dwarf strain, still growing in its 6 ounce container in which it began growth earlier in the winter. Looking closely at the anthers I see pollen grains, however, self-fertilization has yet to happen and in spite of many flowers no seed capsules have developed. I may need to try hand pollination with a fine artists brush to see if I can coax seed development.

Nikon D70
Micro-NIKKOR 3.5/55mm
Dine Corp. Auto Macro Flash