Sorry, I was looking at this Akebia flower, and for some reason I felt a compulsion to count the number of carpels, and I did it out loud in the voice of Sesame Street’s Count. It’s been a long day of proofreading and I’m home all alone, and I think I’m getting punchy. I should probably just go to bed.


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  1. #1 The Phytophactor
    April 11, 2013

    Well at least you didn’t remark on how phallic these pistils are, which is the usual reaction. Interesting example of monoecy though.