The flower is yellow, like large dandelion, with pointed sepals that are longer than the petals. Then it forms a globe shaped seed head a couple of inches across:

The plant has many names salsify, goatsbeard, oyster plant. I like calling if goatsbeard, an earthy name, but salsify is more appealing. A favorite image subject, the seed head doesn’t don’t last, birds devour the seeds quickly.

3 thoughts on “Salsify

  1. Gorgeous photograph! I’m seen these flowers in the park near my St. Paul, MN home and have marveled at the seed heads. I now know what this flower is called. Thanks!

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