Identification: Pale yellow domed Asteraceae with folded rays

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    These flowers are near the Centennial Lodge in Queen's Park in New Westminster. They remind me of Echinacea, but I'm not finding a match.
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Wrong family: Cephalaria, perhaps Cephalaria gigantea.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ohh, no wonder I couldn't find it. Thank you.
    Giant scabious, with a common name that sounds like an adjective. Caprifoliaceae, or (used to be?) Dipsacaceae.
    Synonyms C. tatarica, C. caucasica and a few more.

    It looks like a good candidate for the Physic Garden: Cephalaria gigantea 'Giant Scabious' Seeds
     

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