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Uploaded: 11/22/21 2:28 PM GMT
Faded Glory
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A cluster of eyeballs rising from a sea bottom predator? Nope. Anaphalis margaritacea, commonly known as the Western Pearly Everlasting or Pearly Everlasting, is an Asian and North American species of flowering perennial plant in the sunflower family. It is widespread across most of the United States and Canada, as well as northwestern Mexico, China, the Russian Far East, Japan, Korea, northern Indochina, and the Himalayas. The small whitish to yellowish flower have yellow centers (in this early fall photo, the centers have turned brown), and the petals ring the center, looking almost like miniature roses about 3/8-inch across (again, fall has shrunk the petals, wrapping them around the center). This online summer capture (not mine) shows how different this flower looks when fresh, while both images are themselves unique. Mine was photographed along a trail in Montana*s Glacier National Park, in early September, 2010.

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::tigger3
11/22/21 3:06 PM GMT
I followed the link~ what a lovely little flower! This is a pretty unusual little gem. tigs^..^=
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::biffobear
11/22/21 10:07 PM GMT
I feel I'm being watched..Good one..R.
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::corngrowth
11/23/21 2:20 PM GMT
'Nik', a very apt title for these almost weathered, but unknown to me, Anapahlis margaritacea flowers. A very rare photographic result of one of your hikes, this time in the Montana Glacier National Park. Proofs to me that you've keen eyes for everything that is special. Seen and captured very well again!
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::trixxie17
11/23/21 7:56 PM GMT
You are certainly coming up with unique flowers - fooling Mr. C. and me is not easy - never seen or heard of these - so very interesting.
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::Nikoneer
11/23/21 8:13 PM GMT
It takes hiking the Rocky Mountains to find these oddities, Kathy, these wild ones up high often very different from down in the flat lands or from the cultured flowers in gardens. I am a bit cursed in that while on these trips my camera controls my actions and eye, shooting everything from mountainous horizon lines to wasps drinking water from a tiny rivulet, and everything in between, while my wife rests on a boulder of granite, above a cerulean stream, peacefully pondering the wonders of nature, while I bounce around like a frenetic monkey, brandishing a camera. Sometimes I am actually tempted to leave the camera in the Jeep, and join my wife at the glacial blue shore. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

-nik
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::Flmngseabass
11/25/21 1:07 AM GMT
WOW!!! These are awesome Nik. I looked at your link and they're so delicate and pretty:) Thanks for sharing.
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