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Two greenthread flower heads

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Two Greenthread Flower Heads 9800

After recently showing you greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium) at a distance, as a nutant bud, and then as another bud with riders, I figured I finally owe you a good view of an open flower head. In fact I’ll make up for the delay by showing you two of them. Note another nutant bud in the upper left. And let me add that flower heads in this species most often have eight ray florets, though the number can vary slightly.

For any new readers who wonder why I keep saying say flower head when most people would say flower, you can find the explanation in a 2014 post with the quizzical title “When is a ‘petal’ not a petal? When is a ‘flower’ not a flower?

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 4, 2020 at 4:35 AM

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