When teasles (Dipsacus fullonum) flower, a band (or sometimes two bands) of florets opens and then dies together, as the adjacent florets start to flower - giving the impression that the band of flowers moves along the flowering head like a Mexican wave.
Technical Information: Photographed with a Minolta Dimage Z1.|
Copyright Richard Burkmar 2004. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use this image for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment. School pupils, students, teachers and educators are invited to use and reproduce the image freely. The photographer should be credited where practicable. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.|
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