Clover Photos

Miniature Boquet
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Miniature Boquet

It's really interesting what you find when you look close enough at something ordinary. Clover flowers that you can step on without a second thought take on an amazing beauty under the right light. This one almost looks like a bouquet of some exotic orchids. Coincidentally, what we would consider a "clover flower" is in fact a collection of small flowers. This type of structure is called an "inflorescence" in botanical terms and it is actually more common than you might realize. Once things drop below a certain size our eyes take them as one structure. But the camera helps reveal the truth.