Composite bud

The bud of a composite – the rays (petals) are just starting to emerge:

From what is becoming my favorite meadow, where I’ve photographed Rudbeckia, butterfly weed, boneset, vervain, and other flowers. We’re just emerging from a dry spell, but this meadow is in a wetland that has spared many flowers from the universal wilt.

9 thoughts on “Composite bud

  1. I’m as taken with the bracts as with the buds. They certainly are eye-catching, and the color is appealing, too. The buds almost are chartreuse; the combination with the greener bracts is interesting.

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