This Spring Down Under has seen some of my best blooms for a while, as my winter brought more than it’s usual share of rainfall and we’ve had very little in extreme weather so far. Perfect growing conditions! 😉
The lantana are outdoing themselves and a tiny, cute but uninvited guest seems to appreciate them as much as me.
A lantana flower is fairly small, considering it is really a bunch of 30-40 flowerettes. Each flowerette is a little trumpet shape with a cone around 5mm ( <1/4 in) in diameter. The white sphere she is carrying on her back is her egg sac which will soon release hundreds of nearly microscopic off-spring. Very few will survive to maturity – which i think is a pity. But Mother Nature knows best! 😉