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What Makes Skeleton Flowers Unique
Skeleton flowers are scientifically known as Diphylleia grayi, and they are also sometimes called umbrella plants due to their large, umbrella-shaped leaves.
During times of rain, their soft and lacy white petals become translucent, revealing veins that resemble cracks you would find in a shattered piece of sparkling glass.
This stunning transformation occurs due to the loose cell structure within the petals. When it rains, the rainwater fills up these cells, making them transparent.
The petals then regain their white color once they’ve dried. These flowers fall away in summer and are replaced with blue berries on bright red stalks before dying in the winter.