Monday, 7 September 2015

'Skeleton Flowers' Become Transparent When It Rains

The Skeleton Flower is a white woodland blossom whose petals turn crystal clear when they make contact with water. Diphelleia grayi, the scientific name of the flower, can be found in only three parts of the world.

The plant grows on moist, wooded mountainsides in colder regions of Japan, China and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. When the the leaves dry out, they turn back to being white.

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