Leucadendron Salignum, Flowering Plant

With seed pods
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The flower is formed from colored leaves surrounding a cream-colored actual flower center (not shown).


Leucadendron Salignum   •  Also called the Golden Tip or Common Sunshine Conebush   •  A flowering plant of South Africa   •  Arboretum, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 4 April 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:33:56 Thursday 11 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #133356_2563BCX
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Flowers open
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Here the flower can be seen in its various, early spring stages. Fully open (on the right) and ready for fertilization. Beginning to close (on the left). A new pod forming below the two flowers (in the center). And an open pod (at the bottom).


Leucadendron Salignum   •  Also called the Golden Tip or Common Sunshine Conebush   •  A flowering plant of South Africa   •  Arboretum, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 4 April 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:34:00 Thursday 11 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #133400_2564BCX
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All done
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The completely open and expended pods.


Leucadendron Salignum   •  Also called the Golden Tip or Common Sunshine Conebush   •  A flowering plant of South Africa   •  Arboretum, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 4 April 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:34:10 Thursday 11 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #133410_2565BCX
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