This is a close look at the buds of a borage plant. It’s a herb with bright blue flowers that – apparently – taste like honey and are occasionally used as garnishes for salads and drinks. The stems and buds have a distinctly bristly appearance, are also edible and – also apparently – have a distinctive cucumber-like flavour. I’ll take their word for it.
You captured the detail beautifully on this photo 😀 😀
I don’t fancy eating it either with all those bristles, but I love seeing it in gardens or in pictures.