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A flower (Is it wooden sunflower or not)

loiteke

Joined September 2008

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Done with Nikon D50, Sigma lense DG 70-300.

The Asteraceae’s stems are thin erect, simple, herbaceous, typically single from the base, from a long horizontal rhizome, typically purplish and somewhat glaucous, mostly glabrous but with a few pustulate based hairs directly below the nodes, terete, 2-4mm in diameter at the base, Leaves – Opposite, decussate, sessile or very-short petiolate. Petioles to 2mm long. Blades lanceolate, attenuate, shallow serrate, very scabrous on the top, less scabrous below, rounded at the base, the lowest to +10cm long, +/-2cm broad at the base, with two lateral veins arising from the base of the blade. Teeth of the margins often with a minute white tip. Disk flowers – Disk 1-1.5cm broad in flower, up to 2cm long in fruit. Flowers yellow. Corolla tube 3-4mm long, yellow, mostly glabrous but with some antrorse strigose pubescence externally (mostly in lines), glabrous internally, abruptly contracted at the basal 1mm. Lobes 5, 1-1.3mm long in flower, acute, erect to spreading. Stamens 5, included, adnate at the apex of the constricted portion of the corolla tube. Filaments white glabrous , 3mm long. Anthers maroon 3mm long, connate around the style, mostly included. Style exserted , glabrous, white, bifurcate, +/-5mm long. Stigmas yellow, to +2mm long, pubescent, reflexed. Achenes (in flower) white, glabrous, 3-4mm long. Pappus of 2 awns as in the ray flowers. Awns 2-3mm long. Receptacle hemispheric. Chaff enclosing the disk flowers almost entirely, to -1cm long, glabrous in basal half, pubescent on the margins and apex, slightly yellowish at the apex, acute, with a slightly reddish tip.

Heels of evening

Heels of evening
Tread I
Hurry must
Evening inside takes me

Words, voices, eyes
Disperse along
Fugitive their echo

Heels of evening
Romp I
Across of land
Fly I without roots

New salted sea I smell
Drought plague
But stay in hot desert

Heels of evening
in preson I live,
in thorn I stab
listen distress inside

Heels of evening
Run I
Crescent above me
It does not unloose me

Heels of evening
Walk I
Rambler afterglow

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