Sinningia cooperi

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  • Photographer: Alan Lavergne
  • Grown by: Alan Lavergne

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Sinningia cooperi grows from an exposed tuber, often on rocksides or other elevated locations. When the stems are able to arch down, the flowers orient relative to gravity, so that the galea (the hood) is on top and readily visible to pollinating hummingbirds coming from underneath; when the stems grow up from the tuber without arching, the flowers still orient that way relative to “down”, although they are reversed in orientation relative to the stem.

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