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Stylidium graminifolium

    

Family: Stylidiaceae

Common Name: Grass trigger plant

Conservation Status: Not considered to be at risk in the wild.

 

The trigger( 2 stamens and style fused together)protrudes from the throat of the floral tube. The trigger remains cocked until an insect touches the flower, it then springs upwards,and positions pollen on the insect which then transfers the pollen .

 

QLD,NSW,VIC,SA,TA,Australia.

Bribie island national park

Canon 550D. Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di.

 

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Taken on March 31, 2012