Mrs Happy

By Riwaka7

Golden stamens

Solanum laciniatum,  Poroporo
Used by Maori women for centuries as a contraceptive it was grown in quantity in the 1980’s when the properties that maori had known for years were “rediscovered”. It became known in New Zealand as the ‘pill’ plant. It’s stamens are few and not flambuoyant but the combination of gold against purple is it’s winning feature.

My entry for Walking Wombats Stunning Stamens TT challenge. Your biology lesson WW reminded me which bits of the flower are which. Over the years, in my memory,  I had reversed them. Thankyou for being hostess.

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