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Everything comes to an end, but the end can last for a long time

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Basket-Flower Seed head Remains 4412

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The past four posts have shown you Centaurea americana in various stages. Now this last picture in the miniseries shows you the desiccated remains of a basket-flower seed head. This stage can endure for months, even through the winter and into the following year. The chaff that fills the “basket” remains softer than you might expect for something that’s dried out.

Date: June 13.  Place: a ditch on the east side of Burnet Rd. just south of the old Merrilltown Cemetery.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 16, 2013 at 6:12 AM

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