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Desert Dandelion Seedhead (Malacothrix glabrata)


Desert Dandelion Seedhead  (Malacothrix glabrata)

I had a hard time identifying this seedhead until a friend helped me. She found it right away. I think I was looking too hard. I found this seedhead quite fascinating. It only had a 2 inch stem and was almost hidden from view.



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That looks spikey but I don't suppose it is.

22 Apr, 2009

 

Yes, this is fascinating.
Good pic !
Skippy ~ I can imagine your studying this too hard....
How many hours ? Lol.
Glad you friend helped. :o)

22 Apr, 2009

 

Sometimes seedheads are much nicer that the flowers ,lovely photo Skippy..

22 Apr, 2009

 

Hywel, it is stiffer than the usual dandelion but falls apart just as easily. Ok, TT, probably spent 2 or 3 hours altogether but I sent the picture to a friend and she found it on her first try....should have let her do the searching in the first place...I agree with you, Janette, some seedheads are every bit as fascinating as the flowers.

22 Apr, 2009

 

great close up

22 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks, Dieda

22 Apr, 2009

 

It looks very intricate no wonder you were fascinated!

22 Apr, 2009

 

Afterward, I looked very carefully and found 2 more but that is all....it's a weed...I'll probably find LOTS more next year (LOL)

22 Apr, 2009

 

Makes a facinating photo..............

22 Apr, 2009

 

Yes, it does...I would like to find another one and try to carefully pluck it and photograph it against a solid colored background to spotlight the pattern without the busy current background.....been looking...not finding another

22 Apr, 2009

 

Cool.

23 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks, Newfie..

23 Apr, 2009

 

Great close up photo.

24 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks, Sunblest

24 Apr, 2009

 

Another great shot Skippy.

1 May, 2009

 

Thanks, Dd2

1 May, 2009

 

So unique, this flower is...

4 May, 2009

 

Thank you Jeanna

4 May, 2009



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