Pasque Flower Seed Heads

Pasque Flower Seed Heads

Pasque Flower Seed Heads © 2011 Bo Mackison

These silvery, frothy, wild-looking seed heads belong to the velvety, deep purple Pasque Flower. The flowers are lovely to see and touch, deep hued and thick like luxurious velvet.

But I’m a fan of what appears after the flowers have had their moment, these twirly, wavy seed heads, like metallic threads erupting from a milky yellow center.

Surely an alien type creature from outer space?


Just the seed head of the lovely Pasque Flower making its guarantee, that with some fancy seeding work, the flower will return next year.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. Not only a lover of floral subjects, also a lover of twirly seed heads.


About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Oooo! Beautiful. I can see why you love them. 🙂

  2. Joanne Keevers says:

    I can see why you like the aftermath, Bo. Aren’t they pretty?

  3. Those are very pretty! They remind me just a little of Prairie Smoke.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      They do look a bit like Prairie Smoke, Montucky. That blooms later in the summer, I think…

  4. They look like a bunch of wild-haired adolescents. Love it!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      My title for a another photo of a duo of these seedheads was “Wild Hair Florals” – you got it!

  5. Lovely and interesting flower seed heads. I really like this perspective as if they look like they are about to spin.

  6. Gandalf says:

    They remind me of a bunch of the mad professor in Back to The Future. 🙂

  7. These are stunning. Hope to see them one day. Nicely captured.

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