February 22, 2020

Rabbitbrush Seed

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-02-22

Here is a seed of rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa), a shrub of western North America in the sunflower family. Native American tribes have used the plant as an emetic in ceremonies, for yellow dye, for winter horse forage, the seeds for food, and the roots for chewing gum. The seed size is about 0.6 by 4.5 mm.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 49 mm long extension tube.

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