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Achene Observation
Achene Observation

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Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Nature Study Area, Hays, Kansas
Date: Jul 2, 2007
Aperture: 10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2007

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Macro view of the fruiting head of Western Salsify (Tragopogon dubius).

The title is a play on words...an achene (pronounced a keen')is a dry one-seeded fruit that doesn't open at maturity. Sunflower seeds, strawberry seeds, and dandelion seeds are also achenes.

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