I went out and sat under the climbing okra vine last night waiting for the moths.
The ants have the day shift. The moths have the night shift.
These flowers glow as the sun goes down, beacons for its pollinators.
Moths come to the blooms.
The female blooms produce a long pod.
These can get over a foot long.
The seeds look like watermelon seeds .
The fruit tastes like okra.
It’s large pods can be dried to make luffa sponges, thus its name Luffa acutangula.
What an interesting, multi-purpose plant.
Flower grows food, too.