Gray-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

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Gray-Headed Coneflower

These flowers are pretty, but they always look a bit “droopy” to me.   The petals look a bit dehydrated even when they have plenty of water.   The cone looks gray at first, then turns brown as it blooms from the bottom up.

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Gray-Headed Cone Flower

Each tiny flower eventually turns yellow and the bees come for the pollen.

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Bee Covered in Pollen

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Bees on Gray-Headed Coneflower

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3 Responses to Gray-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

  1. Henry says:

    Great shots! Keep it up.

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