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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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Oct 19, 2017 1:41 PM CST
A friend gave me some seeds from this plant. It is a fall blooming plant and I would like to see a photo of this. It looks like a chrysanthium but the seeds are shinny and crisp. Thanks for any help.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 19, 2017 2:08 PM CST

You have seen a lot of them but didn't realize it. Those are the flowers glued on the heads of poor unsuspecting cactus plants at the Big Box store. Smiling More commonly know as Straw Flowers because the fresh flowers are, seemingly, made of straw.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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Oct 19, 2017 2:36 PM CST
Daisy is correct. Here is our NGA database info on it.
Strawflower (Xerochrysum bracteatum)
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