Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two puffs

Photos by Fred Fischer

This seed puff is from a Desert Chicory Rafinesquia neomexicana (the white flower under and next to it).Yes, it really is Desert Chicory.

This is from a Silverpuff Uropappus lindleyi (dandelion-like pale yellow flower). They do look similar, but the Silverpuff seed puff really does look silvery when you see it in the light.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know how to tell the difference between tack stem and desert chicory? Always something I've struggled with! :-)