Pink Hibiscus Close Up

Pink Hibiscus Up Close and Personal

A bright pink hibiscus, fully opened to the Hawaii sunlight displays its most intimate parts, attracting various insects to spread its colorful yellow pollen to others, making way for future generations of this beautiful flower.

Hibiscus differ slightly from a typical flower anatomy in that the male stamen (yellow anther and pink filament) attach to a stamen tube in a tight bunch as opposed to each individually attaching to the flower base. This, and the deep red female stigma at the end of the tube, help give hibiscus their signature look, well-profiled by the strong shadow cast on this flower’s petal.

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