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A few here, can you help please? The first is a foxglove, but what is the name of it?Is this Ammi Visnaga?Is this wild chicory?This is a poppy, does anyone know the name of this variety?Are these both cornflowers and why the different colours?Lastly what is this "weed" growing in our wild flower patch?


  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I can't help you with the flower names but I have pulled up a lot of that weed this week in an overgrown part of the hadn't gotten to the stage where the brown stalk grew
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Yes both are cornflowers, they come in lots of different colours. The weed is one of the plantains.
  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553
    1. Digitalis lutea
    2. ?
    3. Cichorium intybus, if wild, I don't know, because mine was cultivated and it bloomed like this
    4. Papaver paeoniflorum
    5. Besides these colours, there's red, pink and white
    6. A plaintain (perhaps Plantago major)
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    Pic 1 looks like Digitalis lutea ; (sometimes) a short lived perennial foxglove .

    Looks like Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

    The poppy looks like Papaver somniferum 'Red Pompom' ;(Opium Poppy), very variable and cross-pollinate readily . Different forms appear every year in my garden !

    Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) are annuals , and come in all colours .

    The last one looks like  Plantago major (Broadleaf Plantain) , a weed to some , but not to others .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121

    Snap ! (nearly).
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Picture two is more likely Ammi Majus. Visnaga has a very domed shape. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    Damn !!!!
    Forgot about pic. no 2 !!!
  • FireFire Posts: 17,351
    Cornflowers flowers get paler as the petals age.
  • Brilliant!  Thank you for all your input, you have helped tremendously.  Some of the plants are in our garden and some from a visit to a friends beautiful garden this week, which is jam packed full of interesting plants.
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