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Monday, April 05, 2010

Seeds On The Wind

Harnessing the wind for reproduction, the Western Salsify has a fruiting body that looks like a giant version of a dandelion seed head. When the wind kicks up, the seeds take to the air...

floating seed
western salsify (Tragopogon dubius) floating seed

wind dispersal
western salsify (Tragopogon dubius) floating seeds

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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