Monday, May 21, 2012

Mystery plant

What is this plant called? Do you know of it?

I thought I’d lost it when it shriveled up and died last year. It’s come back and flowering later this year due to the colder weather.


Véronique said...

That's a gorgeous flower! But I have no idea what it is.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Anji,

Looks like a Triffid to me. Watch out!




Ellena said...

Very wild guess 'bachelors button'.

Anji said...

Véronique: It is lovely, looks like a thistle from a distance.

PM: I will be ready for it when it starts to move

Ellena: thank you for the information. I'll go and look it up!

Anji said...

Not bachelor's button. The leaves are wrong. That's what I'd call cornflowers. I enjoyed looking at all of the images on google though!

Ellena said...

Wherever I found it I could not see enough of the leaves and opted for the 'bachelor' because leaves were defined as silver gray fuzzy.
But then it said that they are annuals and that did not match yours.We both know a bit more now.

Anji said...

The plant is still a mystery. I've been asking everyone who comes to the house too.

Don said...

Thistle (which is a weed at least here in the states)?

Friar Don, OBR

Anji said...

Don: It does look like a thistle, but it's not at all prickly.