Scientifically known as the Diphylleia grayi, it is an extraordinary flower with white petals that loses its color when water falls on it.
A little information never hurt anyone. So, say hello to the Skeleton Flower, a white woodland blossom whose petals turn crystal clear when it makes contact with water. Scientifically known as the Diphylleia grayi, it is an extraordinary flower with white petals that lose its color when they come in contact with water. It's a beautiful sight to see, especially when there is a slight drizzle and the white petals of the delicate flower slowly lose its pigmentation to reveal something stunning. Who would imagine that a flower that is white will turn transparent when water falls on the petals?
According to My Modern Met, this plant can usually be found growing on moist, wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of Japan and China around late spring. But, fret not, you don't have to travel because you can find these mesmerizing beauties right by the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. You can easily recognize them by their large, umbrella-like leaves topped with small clusters of pearly white blossoms that experience a magical transformation when it rains. The color in the petals fade because the cell structure of the flowers is loose, not because they lose their color pigment.
When it rains, water fills in the cells of the petals, thus turning it clear, the same as water. It is unclear, though, whether this trait gives advantages or disadvantages to these small flowers. Once the water dries off, the petals go back to being white. Sora News thinks something as beautiful as this shouldn't really be named 'skeleton flower' because it gives a rather ghoulish vibe. Apparently, the name most appropriate for this beauty would be a 'glass flower.' Now, what do you think? Sumi Astraeous shared on Facebook: No words can describe how amazing nature is. Nothing is enough. Its just soo gaaah.
Adrian Peconcillo added: Imagine an umbrella with features like this. Gives shades when it's sunny and when it starts raining, will provide good visibility. Michele Depee Lowe shared her own experience: How cool is that? We used to get a call from a neighbor about 7:45 pm, and we would hustle over to their garden. They had a beautiful little flower that you could actually watch open up about 8ish. It was awesome, maybe a moonflower? Mother Nature is incredible.....Vivi Scar added: Wow! These are amazing! I just looked them up - I don't know how correct this is but scientists believe the water washes away they pigmentation hence why they are translucent :) Nature is pretty amazing! I reckon you could get these in Oz for shiz!