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harmonyharmony Posts: 343
This keeps popping up every year, can someone ID it for me please.
Also this one (1st pic same plant) has grown wierd, the stem is flat, broad and bent it looks like a boomerang lol... ,

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  • harmonyharmony Posts: 343
    I'm asking about the tall purple flower. Thanks
  • Purple Toadflax, good for insects.
    The deformity is an example of fasciation.

    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/388011/fascinated-by-fasciation/p1
  • harmonyharmony Posts: 343
    Thanks for the link and info Alan, very interesting. 😀
  • Hi,  I am wondering if someone can help me.  I have purple toadflax outside my house.  Last year the Bumbles came in droves to it.  I even had a pot outside the front door to pop them in to dry off when they got caught in the rain on one of the stems. This year they aren't attracted to it.  I've had a close look and can see that the nectar is closed in the petals.  The petals just aren't opening on any of the toadflax.  I can see that this is an issue in all the areas that have toadflax in my local area.  I was wondering if anyone has any idea as to why this has happened.  I sometimes wish I didn't like bees quite so much because I find it quite heartbreaking to watch and I miss them buzzing around by the front door.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,145
    Perhaps you’re in a colder area and they need a bit more sunshine.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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