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Do you know what this flower is?

Post  Josh on 5/29/2011, 5:20 pm

I'm looking for the name of this flower.
It is a perennial, about 12 to 18 inches tall and wide.
The flowers are about the size of a half dollar.
something 2
something 1
This is what the leaves look like, they are smooth to touch.
leaf

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Re: Do you know what this flower is?

Post  Old Hippie on 5/29/2011, 6:53 pm

Looks like it belongs to the thistle family. It sure is pretty......my favourite colour.

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Re: Do you know what this flower is?

Post  pattipan on 5/29/2011, 7:57 pm

Looks like some type of knapweed to me, but I've only seen them in the wild. Was this a purchased plant or seed?

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Do you know what this flower is?

Post  sherryeo on 5/29/2011, 8:02 pm

Isn't this it?

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/purple-thistle-marty-andersen.html

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Re: Do you know what this flower is?

Post  Old Hippie on 5/29/2011, 10:19 pm

I think the leaves look different but not enough of the leaves are showing in the thistle picture to be sure.

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Re: Do you know what this flower is?

Post  camprn on 5/29/2011, 10:30 pm

The bud looks like Bachelor button and the bloom a bit like monarda, but the foliage is all wrong. Josh is this native wild or cultivated?

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Update: I found it, it is a perennial bachelor button Dealbata Rosea Centaurea
you can see another specimen Here.


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Re: Do you know what this flower is?

Post  pattipan on 5/29/2011, 11:32 pm

Well, I guessed knapweed right anyway. Smile Knapweeds are in the same Genus, Centaurea.

Centaurea dealbata 'Rosea'
a.k.a. Persian Cornflower, Persian Bachelor Button, Ornamental Knapweed

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31509/
http://www.paghat.com/centaurea.html

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Re: Do you know what this flower is?

Post  Josh on 5/30/2011, 3:45 pm

Thanks everyone for all your help! I had searched and searched but couldn't find anything with the same leaves.

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Re: Do you know what this flower is?

Post  Tril on 5/30/2011, 8:18 pm

We always called it purple cornflower here...

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