Lily of the Valley – Part 7

Yep, it’s been a while.  Sick of this yet?  I am and I’m not.  The plants are at a point of non-interestingness.  At least that’s what I thought.  You see I had no idea they actually make fruit.  I knew they propagated themselves by the rhizome system, but didn’t think too much about this.  Turns out that colonies consisting of a single clone don’t set fruit which contain seeds as pretty much all fruit does.  Eventually these little green berries turn an orangey-red.  I really hope they hang on to do so; a few have already disappeared.  Anyway, here are the images –

Cute, but I don't think they're edible. (OM 90mm only)
This berry has since disappeared. (ZD 12-60mm SWD zoom)

Stems without berries far outnumber the ones with and those are withered and dry now.

Bygones (eek, I can't remember which lens this is)

So that’s how things are in the Lily of the Valley patch.  I’ll be watching for ripening berries & withering leaves.

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