Nov. 1, 2020

Aster family sepals

Oops!  Almost forgot the sepals.  Sepals mostly surround flowers, protecting them in buds before they open.  With the aster family, they can be easy to overlook, tucked in at the bases of all those crowded flortes.  But they're still there, and you can see them at the bases of the flowers here, both before and after opening.