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Drymonia serrulata

Photo by John Boggan
Grown at Smithsonian Institution greenhouses

This example of D. serrulata has a pretty but relatively straightforward flower (but notice the unusually curved calyx).  The fruit, however, appears to have evolved to attract insects, birds or animals who will eat it and subsequently distributed the seeds.

This species is highly variable.  Note the very different flower form in another photo of the species, here.

 

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