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natbat29natbat29 Posts: 9
Anyone know what this is - it's popped up in our mint bed. It's about 80cm tall, has long leaves all the way up the stem and has a 'twisted' bud on the top about an inch long...?


  • natbat29natbat29 Posts: 9

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    edited May 2019
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,794
    It looks like Elephant Garlic.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • natbat29natbat29 Posts: 9
    It was salsify - had amazing spiky purple flowers and a spectacular seed head :) 
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    Salsify has an edible white root, considered a delicacy by some.  Closely related to schorzonera which has a black root.  Both sold as seed to cultivate as vegetables.
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