This group of four echinacea flowers (purple coneflowers), silky in the sun, caught my attention.
While the pink petals are wriggling upwards, the flowers appear to be a different species. Opening gappy and straw-like (as seen in the smallest flower, centre left) the petals broaden, lengthen, deepen in colour and droop back under the expanding centre of the flower.
The final flower form reminds me of twisting something into a cotton handkerchief for safekeeping, long ago, but what could it have been?
I’m sharing this for Cee’s Flower of the Day.