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...
“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau
Is it a Dahlia?
Si hoc legere scis numium eruditionis habes.
onoin blossom ?
Everything happens for a reason. Time heals all wounds - time and a half heals them even faster
It's a composite flower, if it weren't so pale I'd say it was a dandelion.
- Ann, a Gardening Beek
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.
The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.