You got me, looks like a sea anemone. But I'm going to maintain my dignity and say it must be a southern flower I'm not familiar with...
Is it a Dahlia?
onoin blossom ?
It's a composite flower, if it weren't so pale I'd say it was a dandelion.
That would be one monster dandelion!
Are the leaves oposite or alternate?
Without seeing the rest of the plant I will guess? A flower of the Button Bush.
That's not a flower, it's Phylis Dillers wig!
I thought Onion too but not watery enough.
I thought onion too, and since I have no other idea...I'll stick with onion...but, not placing any bets on it!
I think it looks like some kind of Thistle.
The bees love them.
I was going to guess a thistle - we have Canadian thistle here, it is a darker pink than that one - it's a "weed" - but don't tell the bees that - they love it!
There are two different flowers there right?
First a thistle and second dutch clover?
Its actually Burdock....thistle is the family it belongs too.
Musk thistle, a cattle ranchers worse enemy. We go out every summer when the blooms are popping and dig them out. Now the government has introduced a predator that lays it's egg in the plant and the larva eats the developing seeds.
EDIT; I answered before I read the posts :( sorry.
Ok flathead the music has quit playing What is it??
the burdock we have up here is not spiny.
Definitely a thistle, but more spiny than any in this area. My book says the "upright, spiny leaves that surround the flowerhead make a good identifier" of a yellow thistle. I think you are right.
thistle of some species, or at least that's my guess.
>the burdock we have up here is not spiny.
Someone mentioned Burdock. The closest you can get to Burdock is that Burdock and Yellow Thistle are both in the Composite family. But, I think that's the largest plant family.