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What is this wildflower?

Can't save photos for some reason.

Last edited: 14 June 2016 22:26:39



  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    no photo image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,443

    can you post a photo using the camera icon on the right hand side of the tool bar?

  • JanieGJanieG Posts: 6

    image For some reason photos from my mobile (Microsoft Lumia) won't open .

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,366

    are you good at description? leaf shape, flower colour, number of petals, type of flower, plants size, habitat and anything else you can think of

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • The suspense is killing me! 

  • JanieGJanieG Posts: 6

    The plant has lance-like leaves at the base with a single stem about 50cm high. The flower is a cluster of purplish buds with a central red multi-petalled flower. It's growing in my front garden which is south facing.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,443

    Red flax, sometimes used in bird seed. Linux grandiflorum or linum coccineum.

  • JanieGJanieG Posts: 6

    imagePhoto uploaded at last! Thanks fidgetbones but not red flax. I should have said that the leaves and stem are furry. The flower gets more orange as it opens.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,247

    Could it be Fox-and-Cubs ? (Pilosella aurantiaca) ?

    Flowers a bit like dandelions but orange?

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • Fif2Fif2 Posts: 69

    Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)

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