“Skeleton Flowers” Turn Beautifully Transparent in the Rain---the Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker “skeleton flower.”
Say hello to the Skeleton Flower, a white woodland blossom whose petals turn crystal clear when they make contact with water. Diphelleia grayi, the scientific name of the Skeleton Flower, can be found in only three parts of the world. Oh, and when the the leaves dry out, they turn back to being white.
"Diphylleia grayi" (Skeleton flower), Gray's Diphylleia or Umbrella Leaf ~ The petals become transparent with the rain. Amazing! Related to the May Apple. http://www.plantdelights.com/Diphylleia-grayi-for-sale
"I tried to forget But you grew roots around my ribcage And sprouted flowers Just below my collarbones. All day I pluck their petals But I have not yet ascertained Whether you love me Or not" -Anna Peters