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 Post subject: ID Please
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:22 am 
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This popped up in a bunch of "wild flowers" in the back yard. I think it might be in the onion family. Any help would be great.
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Centaurea sp., i believe. a member of the Asteraceae and sometimes called bachelor's buttons or cornflowers. hope that helps,
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:03 am 
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ming,
I thank you for the assistance.
IMO it came up Centaurea cyanus--Bachelor's-Button or Cornflower as you suggested.
A nice to know--- According to:

http://hcs.osu.edu/hcs300/aster.htm

"Asteraceae -This family is still known commonly by its older name - Compositae."
Have a fantastic day,
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:25 am 
I LOVE "Bachelor's Buttons"!! There's nothing like that deep clear blue mixed in with other spring/summer blooms.

When we were first farm-hunting here in VA, we passed a field somewhere where someone had obviously established a "wildflower" meadow. Several acres of Field & Corn Poppies, Bachelor's Buttons (aka "Cornflower"), Coreopsis, Cosmos, etc., etc. It was breathtaking.


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nah, i haven't heard anyone use compositae in ages. that's passe!

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