The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it rains. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan.

The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it rains. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan.

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Diphylleia Grayi. Commonly known as Umbrella Leaf or Skeleton Flower. Native to parts of Japan and China, in mid-spring this shade-loving plant begins to produce flowers with delicate white petals that gradually become transparent in the rain.

Diphylleia Grayi. Commonly known as Umbrella Leaf or Skeleton Flower. Native to parts of Japan and China, in mid-spring this shade-loving plant begins to produce flowers with delicate white petals that gradually become transparent in the rain.

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The “Skeleton Flower” Turns From White to Translucent When Exposed to Water

The “Skeleton Flower” Turns From White to Translucent When Exposed to Water

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✯ Skeleton flower - full sun perennial.  Often hard to find.
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"Diphylleia grayi" (Skeleton flower) - The petals turn transparent with the rain. Amazing! #flowers #flori  http:/www.fluxymedia.com

"Diphylleia grayi" (Skeleton flower) - The petals turn transparent with the rain. Amazing! #flowers #flori http:/www.fluxymedia.com

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Transparent Skeleton Flowers turn translucent when it rains. Photo credit: Twitter user @Miki_2_

Transparent Skeleton Flowers turn translucent when it rains. Photo credit: Twitter user @Miki_2_

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Like something straight out of a fairy tale, there are flowers that exist among us called Diphylleia grayi (aka Skeleton Flower) whose white petals become transparent when raindrops touch down on them.​

Like something straight out of a fairy tale, there are flowers that exist among us called Diphylleia grayi (aka Skeleton Flower) whose white petals become transparent when raindrops touch down on them.​

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"Diphylleia grayi" (Skeleton flower) - The petals turn transparent with the rain. Amazing!

"Diphylleia grayi" (Skeleton flower) - The petals turn transparent with the rain. Amazing!

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Intriguing with the way the hips are bent slightly as to not align with the spine

Intriguing with the way the hips are bent slightly as to not align with the spine

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