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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 15 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Encampment

  • State

    Wyoming

  • Posted by

    mysteriousgreenguy

Notes:

There are several of these in the yard of our summer home in Southern Wyoming. The flower, as you can see, is yellow and thistle-like, but it grows out of the top of a strange bud structure, reminiscent of a pine-cone. Bees like it. Not particularly fragrant. Nobody has any idea what it is. Obviously, like everything else out there it dies back in winter, but they have been returning perennially in the summers for a half-century or longer.

Comments

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    This might be Centaurea macrocephala. Several common names including Globe Centaury, bighead knapweed, golden thistle and Armenian Basket flower.

    August 22nd, 2015 at 9:50pm

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