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Center of a basket-flower

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Here’s what the center of a basket-flower looks like when it’s opening. Can’t you just feel the centrifugal force impelling the flower head to open?

As I’ve said about other wildflowers, it’s too bad I can’t send you the scent of this one, which is quite pleasant.

There are no centaurs growing anywhere outside human imagination, but to see a state-clickable map of the places in America where Centaurea americana grows, you can visit the USDA website.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 2, 2012 at 5:43 AM

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