Has anyone any idea what flower this seed head has come from. On todays walk there were rows of these seed heads. They were about 2 feet tall and in a wooded trackside where lots of bluebells grow. They looked so pretty in the frost.
They look a bit like alstromeria, but they aren't wild.
alstromeria have their seeds in round pods, sorry, but I don't know what it is.
My alstromeria obviously never set seed 'cos that's all they ever achieve
I was given some seeds from a red flowering variety. The owner said it's the only variety she's ever found to set seed.
I've grown them this year, they come true and have set seed. In polytunnel now and I hope the seed pods ripen so I can have some more.
It isn't alstromeria. It looks so familiar, but I can't think what it is. Looks as though it should have had a purple thistle like head.
Oh, is it knapweed then?
Are the seeds still there or is this what's left when the seeds have gone?
No, it isn't knapweed. Looks more like a member of the onion family to me.
I'll go and tap them to see if there are any seeds. Back later.
If there are any seeds how about setting them and see what comes up?
I'd only keep in a pot though just in case it's one which you can't get rid of .
But let us know what they produce