|Hairy, immature seed pods and the remains of flowers.|
The pods will be dry, brown, and rattly before they're done. They'll split open then, scattering dried "peas" to start the next generation.
And there's more going on:
|There's still pollen for the bees . . .|
|and sap for fat, grey aphids.|
|There are still oodles of new stalks, with hundreds of flowers each, dying at the bottom, still budding at the tip.|
|Second-growth tip, just getting started.|
|Past its prime? Not even there yet!|