A youthful Pelargonium capitatum flower, rich in orange anthers at the ready, flaunts what pleases pollinators, here at Fisherhaven and everywhere it blooms.
Its elderly neighbour, the flower on the right from which the anthers have dropped off already, has only pale pink filaments left, surrounding the base of the dark purple style, still tall with importance. Five curled-back style branches have likely received or will soon receive a dose of pollen from another flower for growing seed in the ovary below.
Family life has so many surprising details in its great diversity across the living species of the earth. Pollinators eat where the human aesthetic sense make people stop to admire and flowers make babies in broad daylight (Manning, 2007).