Unusual brown flowers

Unusual brown flowers

Observation - Unusual brown flowers - UK and Ireland. Description: This arrived in my father-in-law's garden. The buds are covered in green bracts and when they open, the flower is brown and feathery. I've never seen one before and don't think it's a garden plant.

This arrived in my father-in-law's garden. The buds are covered in green bracts and when they open, the flower is brown and feathery. I've never seen one before and don't think it's a garden plant.