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Goatsbeard
Posted By: Tamia, 03-03-2015, 06:49 AM

I was surprised to find all these filaments when I collected a few dry specimens of goatsbeard to shoot indoors. Photographed with a Raynox DCR-150 on a Pentax DA 55-300mm ED:


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That's a cool shot, very interesting and difficult to identify.
This same type of goatsbeard?
http://flic.kr/p/nL1bTE
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Nice lines!
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Nice lines!
Thanks much!

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That's a cool shot, very interesting and difficult to identify.
This same type of goatsbeard?
http://flic.kr/p/nL1bTE
Thank you, Terry. The photo you link to is close, but spikier than the kind here. Best I can tell, the goatsbeard that grows here in the Adirondack foothills is "tragopogon pratensis." For a long time I didn't realize what I was seeing amongst the other wildflowers growing alongside the roads. Here's a Wikipedia entry on the species, and a photo of the bloom here. I'm sure I have pictures of the bloom in my files, but off hand I can't find any.

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Cool... looks like an umbrella...although, I guess Goatsbeard came first...
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Cool... looks like an umbrella...although, I guess Goatsbeard came first...
Thanks, Norm. MANY umbrellas when the whole seedhead is in full "blossom." I found a few more photos of this pretty flower, which I learned today is also called meadow salsify.

In Early Autumn Shot with the DA 18-55mm/3.5-5.8 AL II kit lens, I believe.




A Full Head Photographed with the Pentax 55-300/4-5.8 ED and a Raynox DCR-150.




All Gone This one was shot with a Pentax-M 135mm/3.5 and Raynox DCR-150.

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Nice photos. Interesting because it reminds me of our dandelion plant.

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