Examples can be found in composite flowers and seed heads.
The drying seed heads stay handsome in the garden for many weeks.
After that, most of the seed heads should be gone.
Pull up spent annuals, but remember to leave some seed heads for winter interest.
You needn't stand around waiting for them because the seed heads are held upright, so the seeds don't all fall out when the head opens.
It produces long, dark brown seed heads after flowering in summer.
Those on the bottom appear to be perpendicular to the seed head itself.
He picked off a couple of the more mature looking seed heads and turned back to the window.
This great plant then produces a bonus: a wonderful seed head.
The seed head had tufted; it must be early fall here.