- the flowers at the center of inflorescence are the youngest
- the lower of outer flowers bloom first
- geranium, milkweed and onion have umbels
- umbels come from latin umbella, meaning a sunshade (does 'umbrella' come to mind?)
I thought I would skip this week's U word, until I looked around to find examples of umbels and found a photo to show. As lantanas mature they change color "resulting in inflorescences (group or cluster of flowers on a stem) that are two- or three-colored." I found these lantanas along a pavement in a memorial park; I was visiting my father's grave in the Philippines
And these are lantanas along a pavement too, in Bangkok. I noticed them on my way to work one morning.