Mature fruit with long, plumose styles. Photographed in the Wickenburg Mountains, sw. Yavapai Co., Arizona, taken Dec 2006.
FRUIT: Each carpel bears a long, plumose awn derived from the
style - and with a dozen plus carpels per fruit the result is a very
attractive fluff-ball which remain on the plant for many months.
Clusters of flowers at Catalina State Park, Pima Co., Arizona, USA. 31 May 2015.
Ranunculaceae -- Buttercup Family
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