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Photo Thursday!

 

Here's a nice close-up shot of our gorgeous blue cornflowers just after being dried!

Did you know that each one of those stunning "petals" is actually an individual flower? We separate these flower clusters from the receptacle which is surrounded by beautifully fringed bracts. You can see the green, purple, and gold colored bracts in this photo.

Check out this diagram detailing common flower structures of the Asteraceae family...

 

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Written by Friends on February 3, 2012