Pincushion Protea

The unusual & exotic Protea are some of the most interesting flowers around.  These are some images of a two-headed pincushion protea I shot this morning.  Both blooms are on one stem.  This family of flowers is probably one of the oldest groups of flowering plants which may date back 300 million years!  Can you tell why they are referred to as “pincushion”?

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