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Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:41

Thanks - isn't nature wonderful with all the diverse shapes and sizes - wonderful.

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:12

It might be burdock as looking at Google images no two are alike and apparently there are several types of burdock and it would fit in more with where it is growing.

Thanks for all your input folks.  I will know what it is once this winter is over and summer arrives.  I wanted to know what it was as someone I was walking with, where we spotted it, was inspired to do a painting of them with the frost effects. 

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 13:31

Fabio 2 - Cone flower seems to be the closest as I have Googled "dried seedhead" images and there are a couple that look similar which are labelled as cone flower. However, looking in my wild flower book there is no mention of cone flowers in the wild?  These seed heads were sighted in a mixed woodland where there are no near houses.  It is also shaded in summer with tree cover and ferns and sedges after the bluebells have done their thing.  I think cone flower like a sunny spot which makes the mystery deepen.  

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 19:14

Just tapped it and no seeds coming out.  It feels very stiff to touch.  It almost seems that the seeds may be the parachute type like dandelions and blew away months ago. I may have to wait till the summer and walk along that track to identify them.  It will probably turn out to be a most insignificant flower!! 

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 18:43

I'll go and tap them to see if there are any seeds.  Back later.


Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:59

Has anyone any idea what flower this seed head has come from.  On todays walk there were rows of these seed heads.  They were about 2 feet tall and in a wooded trackside where lots of bluebells grow.   They looked so pretty in the frost.



Posted: 15/12/2014 at 21:38

Pleased your back Gran.

Washing fleece

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 19:12

Rather than risking the washing machine, dunk it in the sink and do it by hand.  Do it on a dry day so you can hang it on the line to drip dry.

Grass still growing

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 14:58

As I write this my neighbour is cutting his grass.

I'm not going to be tempted to do mine though as I should be busy writing my 'foreign' Christmas cards (about 12) as tomorrow is the last posting day for them.

What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 12:43

If I was only allowed to choose one there is no doubt I would choose bluebells and only if growing in a beechwood.  

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