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Old Jun 23, 2006, 8:12 PM   #1
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Came across this otherworldly looking bud...
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Old Jun 23, 2006, 8:13 PM   #2
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Not far away was what it turns into...
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Old Jun 23, 2006, 8:23 PM   #3
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Hey Rick,

That's a pretty interesting bloom!!! Mind if I ask what part of the planet that you found this at?? It's looks like a thistle bloom that grows wild here in So. Illinois only with some kind of alien pistils coming out of it!!:G

I'm curious to see what it is.

Thanks for sharing,

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Old Jun 23, 2006, 8:54 PM   #4
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I found this in south-central Minnesota, near St Peter and Le Sueur. If I can find it in my wildflower book, I'll post the name of it tomorrow a.m.
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also found this tonight--it is now in a jar with milkweed leaves. We usually keep at least on per summer, and my daughters have a good time releasing the Monarch after it comes out of its chrysalis.

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last one = wow
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Old Jun 23, 2006, 10:12 PM   #7
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Very nice! So that's whata Monarch looks like. Its spectacular even in this stage.
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 12:14 AM   #8
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Great find, Rick! That takes a good eye!

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hopefully you can get some shots as it emerges. in new orleans we use to find milkweeds covered in them.

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Old Jun 24, 2006, 9:57 AM   #10
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All the recent macro shots just forced me to go out and look for something. And with a macro lens mounted, there's always something. Maybe this one can give a hand with the flowers.

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