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Amy 3Amy 3 Posts: 13


 Any ideas what this could be? I can't remember planting it.


  • MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 435

    It could be an Eryngium (Sea Holly).  They self seed in my garden

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,712

    Looks like an Eryngium to me too.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • I have sea hollies in my garden, the leaves are nothing like this and the flowers are more like blue thistles, you got me stumped but it's not a sea holly ( I am looking at the purple-flowered,smooth-leaved plant? ) image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,882

    The purple flowers are tulips - you can see the leaves peeking out from under the other plant.

    The plant in question looks like one of the eryngiums to me - many of them have heart-shaped  or oval  basal leaves e.g. eryngium alpinum.

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

  • Amy 3Amy 3 Posts: 13

    Guess we will have to wait and see, there is an eryngium about two feet away from this one but that has spiky foliage.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    There are dozens of eryngiums, that does look like one of them. and tulips

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Least I have learned some eryngiumesque lessons today, thanks!image

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