Mar. 26, 2020

In the spirit

Sweet cicely is one of those rigidly organized umbellifers like Queen Annes's-lace. But cicely defies that pattern, looking more random and unorganized. This image tries to capture that, and more. The detail is a big part of the fun here. All the parts show well, including those long spiked pistils that earn the 'longistylis' specific. This ends up being a pretty image that also pins down the identification.