name that weed

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by bonnie lass, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. bonnie lass

    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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    Here is another weed, new to my yard this year. This is the "field" version of a common garden plant.


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  2. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    I see that wild flower up here usually as a late summer or early fall blossom.

    I'm going to take a wild stab at calling it a wild Aster?

    ( keeping fingers crossed to see if I can keep my 1000 batting average...) :eek:
     

  3. Wildcrofthollow

    Wildcrofthollow Well-Known Member

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    It looks like bachelor's buttons to me, at least that is my guess.

    Centaurea cyanus (I had to really dig out a few books for the name, it is not in my usual wildflower books.) Bacheolor's buttons have escaped around here. In my digging, I found out is is one of the knapweed family (if this is bachelor's buttons) We have spotted knapweed coming out our ears here, terribly invasive.
     
  4. bonnie lass

    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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    It does look like both aster and batchelor buttons, but don't "pin" your hopes on it ;)
     
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    Wildcrofthollow Well-Known Member

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    darned if I know then....

    I can see that it really doesn't look like bachelor's buttons now I look at it real good. hmmm.

    sorry the "pin" thing wasn't enough of a hint for me.

    well, I'll cogitate upon it. but if someone else knows it I wish they'd say something.
     
  6. bonnie lass

    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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    That's it, Jesducky. Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis, related to the pincushion plant and (surprisingly :shrug: ) in the teasel family.
     
  7. Vera

    Vera Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say Skabiose, a wildflower that grows all over fields and meadows in my native region in Germany :) After reading the last reply, I guess that the translated name is basically the same after all (never heard or read it though until now).
     
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    jesducky Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have figured it out without your clue! :goodjob: The basal rosette doesn't look anything like teasel. Taxonomy can be really strange ....
     
  9. Wildcrofthollow

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    Very cool guys, I have heard the name, but never seen this plant.

    I just checked my "atlas of the VA flora" and it doesn't list anything in the Knautia genus, so it must like colder weather. Pretty thing though. Wish it did occur here.

    Thanks bonnie lass! :goodjob:

    David
     
  10. Turkeyfether

    Turkeyfether Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what the name of it is, but I know that every 2 weeks,or so,our Magnificent God displays a new,beautiful,fresh WILDFLOWER here in the Pa. mountains! This is one of them that I am enjoying!Isn't He GREAT!! Isn't He fun?? I just LOVE HIM! He makes me smile so! Also,He sent beautiful little jellyfish into my pond to awe over.Harmless little guys pumping their feet(?) this way & that,transparent & beautiful.