Nov. 24, 2019

Low rattlebox

Another look. Rattleboxes are mostly native to the Old World tropics. They are universally beautiful flowers, but botanists have made them a little frustrating. Identification keys are all written to depend on characters of the seed pods. Almost always when I've stopped to see their flowers, there have been no pods. So as time goes on, and we see more of this genus, don't count to much on my identifications.