What Do Tulips Do in the Rain?

Tulips, even the fancy hybrids, will close to protect their pollen when it is going to rain. These tulips were a gift from a good friend, who fell in love with their changing colors and thought I would enjoy them too. I do! They go through shades of yellow and orange as they age.

This tulip, most likely Sunrise, not only closes up, but it leans over in the rain. They are not stretching towards the sun; these live on the south side of the house in full sunlight. Photographed on April 17, 2024.

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