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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.

 

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Taken on October 15, 2010