Sony Cyber-shot;DSC-H50 – 1/100s;F4.0;ISO 100;5.2mm June 6, 2011 – Roanoke, VA, USA This is the shot of the full flower. As you can see the stamen pop out when the buds/pods open up. They don’t last long. They usually grow straight up but mine are growing out of the side of a Pine tree and end up drooping down then curving back up. Have no idea how they got there either, but am glad for the enjoyment.