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There's an indigenous plant which grows in a patch of dune strandveld near my home. I've gotten to know it slowly over this past year.

Once pollinated (by sunbirds), the bright pink flowers develop into dehiscent folicles. I brought one home, not quite ripe, & set it on my windowsill to mature.

A few days ago, after weeks of seeming inactivity, poof: an eruption of silky hairs. Each bundle of hairs is attached to a small brown seed.

I'll plant the seeds in some sandy soil.

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