July 17, 2013

A natural explosion

A natural explosion by ricmcarthur
A natural explosion, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
My wife Anne, took this photo of a plant growing next door to us.
It is yellow salsify, tragopgon dubius.
It produces a solitary terminal flower head on each stock.
The fruiting heads are large balls of single seeds, each one a feathery parachute, similar to dandelions.

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