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Tag Archives: seed head
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
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
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.
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
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