Montana Outdoors

March 5, 2018

Worth a closer look.

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 6:55 pm

For years I have enjoyed the company of a common house plant for its beautiful patterned leaves and sometimes noticed (and ignored) a tiny white blossom on it. The large leaves measure about 6” X 5″ and at the base of this one you can see some tiny buds.

Maranta leuconeura

Even though I have long been accustomed to looking closely at tiny wildflowers, I never looked at the tiny blossoms of this plant (which measure only 3/8” across) until yesterday, and here’s what I saw when I did:

Maranta leuconeura

Maranta leuconeura, Marante, Prayer Plant, “Kerchoveana”

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