Because apparently uploading so many images yesterday wasn’t enough photography for me, I had to take 100+ more images when I was done. All because I saw my Gerbera going to seed.
I’ve seen it do this before, but it had been so long since this bloomed, I’d forgotten it behaves similar to a dandelion, with the little seeds being surrounded by fuzzy spikes.
It is interesting how many of these seeds stayed attached to the petal. I wonder if that helps it fly or hinders it? I’d think the weight of the petal would make that hard. Not all stayed attached, so it more than likely just hadn’t broken away yet.
Every tiny movement knocked more of the seeds and petals off. I’d taken this outside to get better light and I lost so many of them. When I’d gotten all the shots I wanted of what was left, I didn’t want to drop them all over the place on the way back in, so I knocked it against the railing. Nearly everything fell off and flew away. Only a few determined stragglers hung on to make it back inside.