Serratula seoanei bearing terminal light pink coloured composite flowers. The regular segmented flower bud structure is worth peering at before it expands revealing the anthers packed within. These late flowers fade and the seed appears as a pappus of bristles.
A related species S. tinctoria is commonly known as “Sawwort” due to the serrated leaf structure. The foliage on S. seoanei has shrivelled and discoloured but the feature remains visible.
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