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Hello everyone 

Having a complete mind blank & need help identifying a plant. I don't have a photo, only a sketchy memory.

Mid to late summer flower.
It's a pale lilac/powder blue flower similar to chicory... Grey/green foliage... Long flower stem.

The seed heads are the bit I like most- papery & silver but with dark edging. Segmented (think artichoke) shapes fused together... but much, much smaller (1-2cm).

I know it's something simple but having trouble digging it out of my brain. 


  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,696
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,863
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,049
    My vote is for Catanache as well.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,194
    Agree with @Lyn
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Catanache is the winner!! Thank you all... I can go back to pretending I'm working now :) 
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