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Basketflower

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on June 4th, 2017 by judy

Purple Flower

This is a basketflower (Centaurea americana). The bud is a ball that looks like a basket, this is the bloom, and the seedpod is also interesting. The petals of the basketflower are delicate and flow around and behave like untamed human hair in the wind. At first glance they look like thistles, but they are not.