Bog Laurel is an evergreen shrub that rarely grows taller than 8 inches. This photo was taken, not surprisingly, in a bog at West Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine. The flower is only ½ inch across. It has 10 stamens which tuck their anther heads into pockets at the edges of the petals. When the flower is fully open, there is spring-like tension on the stamens. A large-bodied insect, like a bee, landing on the flower releases the tension and the anthers deposit pollen on the insect. The insect visits another Bog Laurel flower where the same thing happens, and pollen is transferred to complete the fertilization process.