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NickLNickL Posts: 2

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,749
    Hello NickL and welcome to the forum. It looks as if it might be an ornamental Allium. These come in many shapes and sizes and are very attractive.
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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995
    I think maybe it's a Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon Tragopogon pratensis .. a lovely name for a weed.
    Utah, USA.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,583
    Tragopogon as blue onion says. It will look like a giant dandelion clock.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,897
    I think maybe it's a Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon Tragopogon pratensis .. a lovely name for a weed.
    Or it’s relative the Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/19/alys-fowler-salsify

    Perhaps more likely in a garden?

    Not an allium. 



    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995
    You could be right with that @Dovefromabove .. that one does look a bit purple at the top.  Not much of a meal though.. only growing one.  :smile:
    Utah, USA.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,897
    @Blue Onion 😆 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    Just seen this in my aunt and uncle's garden, they say it's salsify!
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    AndyDean said:
    Just seen this in my aunt and uncle's garden, they say it's salsify!
    They are quite correct.....salsify is the common name.
    Tragopogon is the latin... correct name.

    Sometimes common names can lead to confusion.
    Especially abroad.
    While using the latin name it means the same in every county , every language.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • NickLNickL Posts: 2
    Many thanks for the comments and identification 
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