Plant ID forum: Purple spider shaped flower plant?

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Kvent42
Jun 14, 2016 11:40 AM CST
Stole plants from my sister's garden. Whistling Need ID so I can plant them.
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kniphofia
Jun 14, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Cornflower, Centaurea.
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2016 11:55 AM CST
Its a type of Bachelor Button.

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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2016 11:56 AM CST
Sue and I gave you three names for the same plant. Smiling
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JRsbugs
Jun 14, 2016 12:54 PM CST
Centaurea montana .. one I have, bees like it. It's perennial and will set around a little if happy.

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Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2016 6:09 PM CST
I agree, looks like Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana)
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JRsbugs
Jun 14, 2016 6:20 PM CST
They will keep changing names .. Rolling my eyes.

Centaurea montana L. is a synonym of Cyanus montanus (L.) Hill

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And a synonym of others ..

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Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jun 14, 2016 6:35 PM CST
LOL! Since the science of genetics has developed, the boffins keep all of the rest totally confused. I would imagine KEW has people working full time just to keep up with the changes.
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JRsbugs
Jun 14, 2016 7:07 PM CST
Plant correctness is catching up with Political correctness.

In the olden days when plants were named, all they had to go on was features. Now we have DNA.

If they start to check our DNA against animals, they might find we are one and the same. Rolling on the floor laughing
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ctcarol
Jun 14, 2016 7:38 PM CST
Well, Darwin told us we were close to the Apes years ago ...without DNA. Rolling on the floor laughing I'm just sorry for the commercial plant growers that can't keep up. Can you imagine the thousands of tags/ records ...the customers asking for different names for the same plant? Blinking
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Calif_Sue
Jun 14, 2016 8:39 PM CST

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