Syconium Photos

Figs Still Life
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Figs Still Life

More Fig experimentation. As I was researching figs I found some interesting facts. The fruit of the fig is actually an intersting structure. Each fig is anctualy the result of a whole group of flowers (a botanical structure called an inflorescence). The fig inflorescence is a bit strange in the fact that all of the flowers point inward and you never see the flowers on the outside. This particular structure is called a syconium. Nature is very strange, interesting and beautiful!