Coneflowers in fall

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A late coneflower

Snow or no snow, this is the last coneflower of the year. All the others, after blooming and feeding bees, have ripened into spiky seedheads. And the goldfinches have found them.

Coneflower seedhead
A really late coneflower

Yum! (If you’re a goldfinch.) That’s not the end of it though. Those seeds clinging to the edge are implied coneflowers for next year.