Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fireweed fluff

This time of year on a sunny day the slightest breeze launches great gouts of fireweed fluff in to the air. A close look at a fireweed seed pod reveals how this comes to be. First the sun dries the outside of the seed pod causing it to open, then the slightest breeze sends the individual seeds on their journey through the sky. Simple yet elegant design.


  1. Another good find! I like the way you fill-in the flash on this shot.

  2. "Fireweed fluff", is that the scientific term? LOL

    Nice close in shot, lots of detail. You can definitley see how the seeding of the plant would work.

  3. A great look and study of the Fireweed Fluff. Efficient plant it is!


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