The Skeleton Flower, A Remarkable Herb Whose White Petals Become Transparent When Wet

Skeleton Flower

The Diphylleia also known as the skeleton flower is actually a flowering herb with white petals that become transparent whenever they are exposed to water, leaving only the tiny veins of the petal visible.

The Diphylleia grayi is a beautiful white flower that turns transparent upon contact with water. When it rains, the clusters of lovely blooms magically transform into glistening, crystal-like blossoms..

Skeleton Back

Skeleton Flowers Dry

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