Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Centaurea macrocephala, Great Golden Knapweed, Armenian Basketflower"
John Bonanno photograph, Hiram, Maine, July 11, 2009

Helios finally deigned to shine on Maine this morning displaying flora to great effect. Centaurea was the herb of Chiron, the centaur. This specimen is about to peak. The big flower heads of this species, hence macrocephala, can be seen here in all states of bud and bloom.

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