Someone PLEASE help me identify this flower!

I need someone’s help please. This flower which looks like a thistle but is yellow and orange is grown here in southern Kazakhstan in large fields in rows. Many times there are large fields of lavender next to or near these fields. They seem to let this flower grow and dry before harvesting. I have no idea what it is used for or what it is. It grows to about 2 feet or so in hight.
Thank you in advance for all your help. I’ve tried looking it up on the internet but haven’t found anything yet.

Thank you dear friends for your notes and encouraging words.

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