07 August 2011

Plant Life

I thought this was milkweed, that camels eat, but the seeds of milkweed look like this:

(c) 2004 Steven J. Baskauf

So I am fairly sure it is a choko, or Sechium edule, seeing it definitely came off a vine. If so, the fruits must be harvested young to be esculent.

from Curtis Botanical Magazine, London 1917

Very spongiform interior had my subject. The white wings are extremely spry, catching the slightest breath of wind to fly, but I have not seen it travel with a seed.

I am certain a camel would eat whatever it is.

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