I'm not sure whether this is a bud, a bloom, a nut, or a fruit. I just know that in combination with the stiff spiky leaves, it provides a nice contrast in shape and texture. (FYI, the plant name really is spelled with a double o, dioon. The scientific binomial name is Dioon edule. It's a cycad, not a palm.)
DP247-2014 Posted September 4; processed ditto
After yesterday's nightmare of not getting my DP uploaded until around midnight EDT, I decided that since the overnight hours are the only period in which my internet signal is normal, I'd just go ahead and post a bit of a throw-away shot for September 4, a mere three hours after I posted my September 3 shot. Hope it's not too confusing.
Taken August 21; Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Title: Chestnut Dioon