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Lace Cap Hydrangea
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An interesting type of hydrangea with larger flowers surrounding a flat area of smaller flowers. I've not seen one before where the smaller flowers will be of mixed colors. They usually match the outer flowers. My foofy for this Friday.

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.Starglow
03/10/23 12:06 AM GMT
Unusual coloring in this hydrangea, but very beautiful.
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::corngrowth
03/10/23 10:33 AM GMT
Kathy, I've read this on the net:
"From the standpoint of flower morphology, hydrangeas can be divided into two main groups: those that produce mop-heads and those that produce lace-caps. Mop-head flowers are large, round and billowy. As the name implies, they somewhat resemble the head of a mop. What appears to be flower petals actually are showy bracts that subtend small, sterile flowers. Alternatively, lace-cap flowers are round and flat. The name is derived from their similarity in appearance to a flat cap (hat) with frilly edges. Flower-heads have small, fertile flowers in their center, surrounded by outer rings of larger, sterile flowers containing showy bracts. Panicle-flowered hydrangeas differ slightly in morphology from either of the above but, most often, are grouped with the mop-heads."

Your Foofy Friday (F) contribution is an excellent visualization of a lace-cap hydrangea. I love the subtle colors of this variant!
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::tigger3
03/10/23 1:26 PM GMT
Oh wow how different, and so lovely! I have not seen this one before that I can remember. tigs=^..^=
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.biffobear
03/10/23 1:53 PM GMT
This looks just great.R.
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::Vickid
03/10/23 4:09 PM GMT
So very beautiful, captured with your amazing talent you bring us so much to appreciate in nature. Wow.
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.Salishutter
03/10/23 5:14 PM GMT
Beautiful, you managed to get the surrounding flowers all in focus as well. Thanks Cornelius for the explanation.
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.LynEve
03/13/23 11:08 AM GMT
I just lowe the lace cap hydrangeas - each bloom is like a complete little garden !
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::koca
03/17/23 7:15 AM GMT
Excellent present for us, Kathy. Thanks a lot.
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