Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bristly Oxtongue Helminthotheca echioides 





Looked out early this morning  and found a new flower just beginning to open. Set up quickly and took a couple of shots.
It shows the reddish petals at the outside that aren't seen when the flower opens fully.
























Also took a pic of yesterday's flower still tucked back from it's night retreat. Shows the Orange/Red colour well on the outside of the flower, as well as the 'nest' of prickles around it


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