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Name: mamabear_49093
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mamabear49093
Sep 6, 2021 12:59 PM CST
Mom got these rugs in the mail the other day and ask what the name of the flower was.
It is not the little Dandelion, but the tall Big Wish Ball I have out in the Butterfly-Bird Meadow.
Can't think of the name. Anyone here know it? All I have left are the seeds for the year, but i'm thinking 3' tall milky plant, Don't recall the flowers.
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Gardener2493
Sep 6, 2021 1:05 PM CST
Dandelions have milky sap, and some do get tall.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 6, 2021 1:08 PM CST
Are you thinking of Salsify?
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Name: mamabear_49093
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mamabear49093
Sep 6, 2021 2:31 PM CST
That's is it Daisyl Western Salsify! Thank You! Hurray!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 6, 2021 3:33 PM CST
My favorite wildflower. Lovey dubby

Favorite memory: My mother stalking the blooming Salsify in the evening with all her grandchildren in tow. She would go out very early the next morning with her hairspray, sneak up on the newly formed puff balls, and spray the heck out of them. After the hairspray dried, snip the stalks and take them in to add to her dried flower arrangement. Rolling on the floor laughing

Thank you for the acorn.
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Silversurfer
Sep 7, 2021 2:25 AM CST
I love the image I get of your Mum stalking a seed head with hair spray at the ready!
The seed heads are so beautiful.
Name: Bria
Northern VA (Zone 7a)
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Bschmuck
Sep 7, 2021 6:58 AM CST
@Daisyl I LOVE that story of your mom. I have no idea what this flower is that you're talking about, but you make me want to look it up and plant some!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 7, 2021 10:22 AM CST
The yellow version grows in our area but there is also a purple version:

Tragopogon dubius

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Sep 7, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Bring on the hairspray!
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Name: mamabear_49093
Northern Indiana
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mamabear49093
Sep 7, 2021 1:01 PM CST
I've been saving seeds as I think they are Annual here Zone 5b. They are in the Butterfly And Birds Garden, altho I can find no mention of benefits from these Beauties.
Maybe A Wren lining their nest with seed down.......
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 7, 2021 3:39 PM CST
mamabear49093 said:I've been saving seeds as I think they are Annual here Zone 5b. They are in the Butterfly And Birds Garden, altho I can find no mention of benefits from these Beauties.
Maybe A Wren lining their nest with seed down.......


They are hardy in your area but biennial. You don't recognize them the first year - they look like garlic onions but without the smell. Smiling

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Lewiston, Idaho
smcge
Sep 11, 2021 4:26 PM CST
DaisyI said:The yellow version grows in our area but there is also a purple version:

Tragopogon dubius

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Thank you for the second image which clearly is all over my former horse pasture. Salsify is new to me: I've been mowing and chopping it down thinking it was yellow starthistle, deemed a noxious weed by farmers here in Idaho. I've now googled salsify and have a clue. Thanks again!
Lewiston, Idaho
smcge
Sep 11, 2021 4:34 PM CST


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Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 11, 2021 4:44 PM CST
There are two yellow ones (maybe more but commonly two)



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