Plant ID forum: I'm not sure where this one came from but it likes dry, rocky soil...

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jun 7, 2016 7:58 PM CST
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Zone 5b/6, midwest, sunny aspect - grows up to 2.5 feet...at least, blooms open mid-morning and close by mid-afternoon. Blooming and setting seed now.

TIA Smiling
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 7, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Looks like Hawkweed? I think that's the name. We get it too and they can be as bad as dandelions.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 7, 2016 8:21 PM CST
Don't know what they are but my dd used to blow them, wow mom look at those HUGE wishes! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 7, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Looks like Western Salsify. In the evening, my mother used to scope out the ones that were going to bloom first thing in the morning. Then, at the crack of dawn, she would be out there with her hair spray and pruning sheers. Freeze the seed heads in time and snip them with her pruning sheers. Dried flower arrangements everywhere in the house! (until the grandkids discovered them). Smiling

Here is the Indiana version:

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Daisy
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jun 7, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Hey Daisy...thanks! That's it! Hurray!
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 7, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Oh, Good!

I didn't realize this was anything more than a Nevada weed until today. Smiling

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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Jun 8, 2016 1:52 AM CST
I prefer to call them wild flowers Smiling
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 12, 2016 6:47 PM CST
I agree it's salsify. Tragopogon dubius is probably a good one to examine, but there are several.
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jun 13, 2016 12:21 AM CST
A similar variety of Salsify grew on our hillside in the Okanagan Valley in B.C. My mother taught us to wait until the upper portion of the stalk, after the seeds left, dried out, and to cut the stalk about 6 to 8 inches down. We would carefully cut or slice off the empty top of the seed head. We would have already mixed up some soapy water, and would dip the fat end in the mixture, draw it out and blow through the stalk end. Then these heavenly, colourful soap bubbles would waft across the porch. It was sheer magic! Hurray! This would have been in the early 50's, and we were pretty isolated. We created our own entertainment. Smiling I'm glad you showed such good pictures - - - it sure brought back great memories. Thank You!

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