Forum home Plants

plant ID

YnneadYnnead Posts: 220

Hello I found this pic on chiltern seed's facebook. I'm waiting for a response from them but just wondered in the meantime if anyone on here knows what plant these flowers belong to?

I'm trying to attract lots of bumblebees for next year and this one seems to be popular looking at the pics.




 These are the only pics so no leaves or nothing.



  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Looks like an artichoke or cardoon, but they dont usually hang like that, either which way, any thistle type thing will be very popular with the bees image
  • The user and all related content has been deleted.
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Its quite funny to watch, as all you can see of the bees is their bottoms wiggling, the rest of the bee is buried in the flower image
  • YnneadYnnead Posts: 220

    Thanks for all the replies. Well chilterns told me its a milk thistle silybum marianum

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,720

    that's the trouble with close ups, Can you post a photo of the whole plant?

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,037

    The one most often grown is the variegated one aka Milk Thistle. Biennial sadly.

Sign In or Register to comment.