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Two questions.
Does anyone know the name of this ornamental thistle?
Also this I believe is a member of the dandylion family but cant remember his name either. It does grow to about 5ft high. Insects love it and it has taken 3 years to flower as I had to move it to better position.

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Sorry I can't ID the first photo, but the second looks like Centaurea macrocephala. A shot of the leaves and a side view of the flower would help to confirm this.

22 Jul, 2011


Just checked that one out and thats the one, thanks Beattie.

22 Jul, 2011


You're welcome. I hope someone can ID the first photo.

22 Jul, 2011


The first one looks almost like a form of Salvia carducea, but not quite. Still looking.

22 Jul, 2011

How do I say thanks?

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