What is this plant?
They are carpels of what looks like a member of the Ranunculaceae. I would guess possibly Aquilegia without seeing any leaves though it could be a Ranunculus or even Trollius.
20 Jul, 2010
i would also say aquilegia..
Seedheads!!!! Tsk, tsk.....and I agree - from Aquilegia.
Look like Aquilegia seedheads to me, also.
LOL.....bet they are, Mr MB. :-)))
Lol, sorry, seed head...
Just distinguishing between separate carpels rather than fused together like most plants into a single unit (seed head) :-)
21 Jul, 2010
OK, no probs this end...just a bit concerned that Aimankay might not know the botanical terms..'seedhead' being more comprehensible to most folks! ;-)))))
Do so I agree with you Spritz!
You are quite right of course.
Thanks people. I googled Aquilegia seedheads and the images are similar to my plant. I noticed yesterday that one of them is a bit dried. Have I watered it too much as they are near the Lilies?
Any care tips?
No particular care tips, Ak, but as the seed heads dry and open you could collect the seeds and sow them for more plants. Aquillegia seed is best sown straight away and can be into a pot or directly onto the ground.
Does it come true BB?
Thanks Bulbahonic but I haven't seen any flowers yet in this plant.
Aquillegia rarely come true. Named cultivars undoubtedly will not and the species are so promiscous that garden seed, even collected by the specialist societies, should be regarded with suspicion. Sow it, grow it, flower it then identify it!
We are assuming that it IS a seedhead we are looking at! It would have finished flowering a couple of weeks, or so, ago by the look of it, Aimankay, is it possible that you just don't remember any flowers on it? Are the sides of the heads just slightly sticky to the touch? I can't think of any flower buds that look remotely like this.
Thanks BB. I see them almost daily as they are visible from our extension. They have always been like this and I was expecting some flower until suddenly one of them was started to dry. I will keep everyone posted.
22 Jul, 2010
i wouldn't wait for flowers from these as they have already been and gone..
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