Wednesday, February 20, 2013
'Pins' - They're Popping Up Everywhere
It's nearly springtime here in Southern California and our Pincushions are a sure sign that our favorite season is just weeks away. These fabulous blooms are quickly becoming some of the best known members of the Proteaceae family and are easily recognized by their flower-heads with long, conspicuous styles, each one thickened at its apex to form a pollen presenter. Together, the mass of styles look like 'pins' bristling from a pincushion, a similarity that has given rise to the popular name for these Leucospermums. It's obvious that Pincushion are becoming a 'favorite flower' as we've spotted them popping up just about everywhere - Enjoy!