Close-up of the flower - looking a bit sad

Close-up of the flower - looking a bit sad

Observation - Close-up of the flower - looking a bit sad - UK and Ireland. Description: This plant is growing in abundance in a grassy public open space in Basingstoke. Tall stems with the remains of a single flower head on top. Very narrow feathery leaves attached to the stem, with more rounded leaves at the base. A' level biology student

This plant is growing in abundance in a grassy public open space in Basingstoke. Tall stems with the remains of a single flower head on top. Very narrow feathery leaves attached to the stem, with more rounded leaves at the base. A' level biology student is desperate to know for their ecology project. Possibly a scabious, but the dead-flower head doesn't seem to be the shape one might expect?