Blow Wives Wildflower

Trish Peach

Mountain View, United States

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I found this amazing flower in the grasslands at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve in the Santa Clara County, California.

Here is some information that I finally found about this elusive beauty.

The annual herb Achyrachaena mollis grows to approximately one foot in height on a strong, straight stem. Atop the stem is a large, rounded bud which opens into a spherical cluster of flowers. The actual flowers are small and yellow and nearly invisible behind the showy fruits, which extend shiny bright white scales which look like long rectangular flower petals. These silky white scales catch the wind, which allows the single-seeded fruits to be dispersed.

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