Goodbye to Summer
Anyone know what this flower pod is called? One of the signs of fall -- plants dying but seeding the next generation. The seeds of this flower are in the stringy petals. I've seen these pods used in dried flower arrangements. Update: A flickr member answered my question -- this is a Protea sometimes also called sugarbush. After some research, I discovered that it was named after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms.