Brown Knapweed
Centaurea jacea

f14 @ 1/80s, ISO:160, Nikon D3S w 105mm macro and qty 2 SB-R200 flashes

"Centaurea jacea," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Centaurea jacea (brown knapweed or brownray knapweed) is a species of herbaceous perennial plants in the genus Centaurea native to dry meadows and open woodland throughout Europe. It grows to 1080 centimetres (431 in) tall, and flowers mainly from June to September.
Francis A. Crane Wildlife Management Area, East Falmouth, Massachusetts