Mystery Plant (Again)

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Mystery Plant (Again)

Postby Monika » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:28 pm

Hope you're looking in, Ann, as this is another one I don't recognise.

This will be the last one for this year. It's about 15 to 18 inches tall, a perennial and it appears to be forming a good clump at the bottom. The flowers are quite flat and the buds are like discs.

Although I set the seed about two years ago, this is the first time it has flowered, and I haven't the vaguest idea what it is.

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Postby widget » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:09 pm

I'm looking, but don't know. :sorry:
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Postby DaisyB » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:09 pm

It looks almost like a Scabious. Whatever it is it's very pretty.
Ask the question on the site Widget used.

http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/joomla/smf/index.php

You'll get an answer in no time at all, I did with my mystery yellow plant.
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Postby widget » Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:50 am

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Postby Monika » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:45 am

I think it is perhaps a form of Scabious, particularly as it is rather like the last picture on the 2nd link from Ann.

I think I shall regard it as a rare variety of Scabious and give it the tender care appropriate to the high status I have bestowed upon it. :roll:

Of course, it may well be the most pernicious weed in some remote part of the world - but I like it.

June and Ann - thanks for the input. :thankyou:
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Postby Monsy » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:28 pm

It's very pretty whatever it is!
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Postby Monika » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:16 pm

Next year, when there is a large clump of flowers on it, I think it will be lovely Monsy.

The good news is that the link that I was given by both June and Ann has proved to be excellent as someone on there has managed to identify it.

It is, as suggested by June, a form of Scabious called Jasione. I'm really chuffed!

http://www.floralimages.co.uk/pjasiomonta.htm
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Postby widget » Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:05 pm

Yes, that is Monika, glad you solved it alright, don't forget to label it!!!
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