Tag Archives: seed head

Photo of the Week – December 5, 2013

Continuing the theme from earlier this week, here is another photo of a sunflower seed head.  This one was taken on a frosty morning last week. I usually try to avoid putting a horizon line behind the subject of a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – February 14, 2013

It’s a tough time of year to be a wildflower photographer.  The first spring flowers are still months away, and fall flowers are a distant memory.  What’s a guy to do?  Gotta make the best of things, I guess. Here’s … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 27, 2012

During the winter, prairie becomes nearly monochromatic.  The scarcity of color exposes the architecture of the plants.  It’s as if the prairie has been deconstructed before our eyes, stripped down to its framework before being rebuilt for the next season.

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Photo of the Week – November 18, 2011

Entire-leaf rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) looks much like a sunflower when it’s blooming, but it and its close relatives are actually pretty different from sunflowers.  One major difference is the shape and location of the seeds.  Sunflowers produce seeds in the … Continue reading

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Can You Name This Wildflower? (2)

Can you identify this wildflower species from its winter seed head? If you think you’ve got the answer, write it in the “Comments” below.  (either click on “comments” or write in the “reply” space, depending upon which format you’re seeing this post … Continue reading

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