Common name: false dayflower, widow's tears, ol' fuzzyface
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|Habit--when not in flower, Tinantia can be mistaken for grass.||See the face? The two "eyes" and the "nose" are actually stamens! These three stamens have yellow hairs near the apex of the filaments. Three more stamens curve downward; the outer two of these stamens have purple colored hairs near the base of the filaments.|
|Flower again--is this flower zygomorphic or actinomorphic?||Flower yet again, showing the
bract that sheathes each inflorescence.
This is called a spathe.
|Leaves--is this a monocot or a dicot?||Typical foliage in Winter. Almost all the green in this picture is Tinantia!|