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LavandeLavande Posts: 171

Can anyone help with this?  It caught my eye from the window and I thought it was one of the biggest dandielions I had ever seen - but It is much bigger and the seeds don't puff away as easily.  It is bigger than a dandielion but smaller than a tennis ball.  I cut it and brought it into the house yesterday (becasue I was intrigued) and it is still intact.  

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  This is the stem:

 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,591

    Hawksbit has seed heads similar to dandelions, but a wirier stem and much taller.

  • LavandeLavande Posts: 171

    Thanks Fidgetbones, there's not a lot on google for hawksbit but from what I could see the leaves coming from the stem are different.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,953

    My lawn is full of it image


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





  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,304

    Scorzonera have seed heads like that too!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Try Tragopogon pratensis, which we used to call 'Jack go to bed at noon', it only flowers in the morning.

    What I can see of the stems brings that to mind. 



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,591

    Shes good is our Nut.

    I think you've got it.

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    It reminds me that I should have some in the garden. It's a plant of childhood.

    But I have more recently grown T. porrifolius which looks much the same til it flowers purple, common salsify



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LavandeLavande Posts: 171

    Wow! Tragopogon pratensis it is !!  Nut what can I say - thank you imageThe others are incredibly similar but the stem and leaves clinch it. Thank you so much everyone.

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