Wild Hyacinth in Transition

by Carl Strang

Over the years I have been documenting how plants change after their flowering period is over. This series has included a lot of winter botany, and also plants that senesce and leave no traces by the end of the growing season. One I have been wanting to follow, but for one reason or another have missed, is the wild hyacinth.

Here is one of the beautiful savanna denizens just starting to bloom.

Here is one of the beautiful savanna denizens just starting to bloom.

Very quickly it peaks, and is done.

Very quickly it peaks, and is done.

Recently I caught one with a few last flowers up top, while the first ones rapidly are swelling into fruit.

Recently I caught one with a few last flowers up top, while the first ones rapidly are swelling into fruit.

A close-up of the fruit

A close-up of the fruit

If further changes seem worthy of noting here, I will do so.

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