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The opening of a flower bud is called Anthesis

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Anthesis is the period during which a flower is fully open and functional. It may also refer to the onset of that period.

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See the pictures showing opening of buds of:

  • Bottle_ Brush Botanical Name - Callistimon at AnthesisGitaAnthesis1.jpg
    (Photo:Gita Mathur, India)
  • Gladiolus at AnthesisGitaAnthesis2.jpg
    (Photo:Gita Mathur, India)
  • Water lilly at Anthesis....a lovely turtle too!GitaAnthesis3.jpg
    (Photo:Gita Mathur, India)

Athesis of Banksia Menziesii commonly known as Firewood Banksia, Menzies Banksia or Firewheel Banksia