These are butterfly vine seed pods in their full parchment color . . . click on the butterfly vine tag (above) to view the previous photo of seed pods before the full transfiguration from chartreuse to parchment . . . you will have to wait until later in the year to see the chartreuse seeds pods in all their glory . . . I started this blog too late / early for that stage in the life of a butterfly vine . . . still to come later in the year . . . photos of the five-petal flowers in bloom on this vine . . .
If I had had a different lens on the camera the photo today would have been a bright red cardinal sitting on a dead, gray tree limb . . . as it is, I will have to settle for the mental snapshot I captured . . . and this little typewritten reminder . . .
OH, this is beautiful, what state??? YUM!!
Oops . . . forgot to click on that tag . . . this is in Dallas, Texas . . .
What a beautiful and unique plant Vickie...it seems each stage, has such beauty to it...I look forward to the rest. As I said before, this is the first time I have ever seen one of these plants and I am in love with it!
I have some of the seed pods from my sister from before her vine froze last winter . . . her butterflies were about twice the size of mine . . . of course, she probably fed and watered hers . . . I don't . . . mine survives all on its own . . .
I love seeing things, like plant life, from other areas of the United States. This is so unique!
Barbara, this vine provides an ever-changing show almost all year round . . . as you can see, it is still green right now . . . will probably freeze back before the spring arrives . . . and lose ALL the leaves . . . and then the cycle will start again . . . watch for more photos of this one as the seasons change . . .