Diphylleia grayi — The ‘Skeleton Flower’

Diphylleia Grayi skeleton flower

Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower that undergoes a magical transformation in the rain. Upon contact with water, the white blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, befitting its common name — ‘skeleton flower’. When dry, the petals revert to white. The plant grows on mountainsides in the colder regions of Japan and China in late spring.