Hidden within: Amaryllis flowers peeking out

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A young developing amaryllis ([Hippeastrum] sp cultivar) flower just starting to emerge from its sheath.  Amaryllis flowers grow on a scape, a long leafless stem, and develop inside spathes, bracts (modified leaves) that surround an inflorescence (cluster of multiple flowers).  The two spathes are just starting to split open, revealing a bit of red from one of the flowers.  This image was captured outside using natural light, with a reflector used to angle light on to highlight the texture of the flower bud's tip.  No flowers were harmed in the production of this image.
A young developing amaryllis ([Hippeastrum] sp cultivar) flower just starting to emerge from its sheath. Amaryllis flowers grow on a scape, a long leafless stem, and develop inside spathes, bracts (modified leaves) that surround an inflorescence (cluster of multiple flowers). The two spathes are just starting to split open, revealing a bit of red from one of the flowers. This image was captured outside using natural light, with a reflector used to angle light on to highlight the texture of...
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  • Amaryllidaceae
  • Amaryllis
  • Hippeastrum
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  • red
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