Sunday, June 19, 2011

Melianthus major or Kruidjie-roer-my-nie , Say what?

Im really into seed pods lately. I love all the transformations plants go through during their seasons to produce and carry their seed. The Melianthus major or Kruidjie-roer-my-nie (however you pronounce that) plant in the garden has an abundant cycle of soft light grey/green sawtooth leaves . It produces tall cones of red/Burgandy flowers followed by clusters of puffy green seed pods. I collected several of the drying pods from stalks after a cutting.

Find out more about the beautiful Melianthus major.

Painting Details:
Parnell Corder
Melianthus major , single pod, 2011
Watercolor on paper
4" x 4"

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