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rober
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« on: August 15, 2013, 09:05:33 PM »

the girls are at the daturas ( moonflowers ) again. the flowers leak their odor just before they open & they just can't resist. they stay well after sunset on them. around 10:00 the hummingbird moths show up. haven't caught them with the camera yet. in the 1st & the last shot you can see the load of pollen. click on the photo to enlarge.










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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 09:26:02 PM »

What great pictures!  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 09:38:24 PM »

No doubt GREAT PICS......but moon flower is NOT datura!! .....although I note that Datura - another night blooming species is also called that. The big moonflower that I am aware of and what appears to be the species pictured is one of the "Ipomoea" species.....related to morning glories.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 08:49:36 AM »

these ARE daturas & ARE commonly called moonflowers since they only open at night. i know there is another moonflower but i'm not familiar with it. i believe those are related to morning glories.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonflower
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/annual/moonflower/
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