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Sep 6, 2021 12:59 PM CST
Name: mamabear_49093
Northern Indiana
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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Sep 6, 2021 1:05 PM CST

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Dandelions have milky sap, and some do get tall.
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Sep 6, 2021 1:08 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Are you thinking of Salsify?
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Sep 6, 2021 2:31 PM CST
Name: mamabear_49093
Northern Indiana
That's is it Daisyl Western Salsify! Thank You! Hurray!
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Sep 6, 2021 3:33 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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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Sep 7, 2021 2:25 AM CST
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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.
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Sep 7, 2021 6:58 AM CST
Name: Bria
Northern VA (Zone 7a)
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@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!
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Sep 7, 2021 10:22 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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The yellow version grows in our area but there is also a purple version:

Tragopogon dubius

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Sep 7, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Bring on the hairspray!
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Sep 7, 2021 1:01 PM CST
Name: mamabear_49093
Northern Indiana
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.......
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Sep 7, 2021 3:39 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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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Sep 11, 2021 4:26 PM CST
Lewiston, Idaho
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!
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Sep 11, 2021 4:34 PM CST
Lewiston, Idaho
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Sep 11, 2021 4:44 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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There are two yellow ones (maybe more but commonly two)



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