The long-stalked old flowerheads of Crassothonna cylindrica are no longer so resolutely erect at the end of their season. The withering ray florets furl individually, not in unison as in their budding days.
The purple-pointed bracts of the involucre are neatly together in a single ring around the flowerhead base. Still joined in their lower parts, they serve as protection for the seeds to come (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Le Roux, et al, 2005).
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