In this Berkheya cuneata "nursery" consisting of an old flowerhead, new beginnings of not one but a few plants are coexisting, at least for the moment.
Cotyledon or seed-lobe leaves are in evidence, as well as the later, normal or “real” plant leaves, complete with velvety hairs, marginal spines and the rest.
Can a silent nano-war in floral surroundings convey the sinister message of the eternal human conflict, the escalation into combat in leafy, down-scaled form?
Three or more plants are still participating in this survival fight among collapsing bracts that once surrounded a vigorous, yellow flowerhead (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000; iNaturalist; https://www.gardening4joy.com).