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Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

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.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,221

    They look a bit like alstromeria, but they aren't wild.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,742

    alstromeria have their seeds in round pods, sorry, but I don't know what it is.

    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,221

    My alstromeria obviously never set seed 'cos that's all they ever achieveimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,742

    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.

    Devon.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,259

    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.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,221

    Oh, is it knapweed then?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    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.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I'll go and tap them to see if there are any seeds.  Back later.

     

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,835

    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 produceimage

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