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What is this seed head?

IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
I I collected this seed head last autumn, think it was a flower. Anyone know what it is? And can I sow the seeds by removing each little one?

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137
    edited May 2021
    Did you have Scabious in your garden? 
    I doubt they’ll have any seeds in them now,  they’ll be small and dark, but I suspect they have already dropped out. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
    @Lyn thanks, I think I did have some scabious last year. I think it came from a butterfly seed mix. I’ve just sowed the seeds in some fresh compost but I think I’m a month behind schedule. Probably won’t get any flowers this year if I’ve missed the boat.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
    I think the little seeds are hanging on to the ends of the little hairy bits?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137
    Thats good, did it still have some seeds in it?
    It will flower next year and be a nice big plant by then.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
    The seed seems to be in the little paper sack like you can see from the top one that’s on its side. If they aren’t going to flower I’ll put them in a plant pot if they do sprout, save it for next year.
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