Cornflower Seeds

Cornflower Seeds

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Credit: M. I. Walker/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Freshly gathered, uncleaned cornflower seeds. The achenes (technically fruits) of the cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) bear a shaving brush-like tuft of bristles derived from the sepals of the florets (like the parachute of a dandelion achene). HFW = 20mm.

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Keywords: achenes, asteraceae, bachelor'ss button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, centaurea, centaurea cyanus, centaurea seed, cornflower, cornflower seed, cyani flower, flower seed, fruit seed, herbal medicine, hurtsickle, medicinal, medicine, plant, plantae, seed

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