Tuesday 30 January 2024

Changeable Rose-Mallow Seedpod

Today was warm but wet: some plants seem ready to start spring others seem to be expecting more winter yet. The changeable rose-mallow (hibiscus mutabilis, 木芙蓉) seedpods along the river have not yet shown any signs of opening: their vote is for more winter.

Changeable Rose-mallow Seedpod by the Xiang River