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Do you know what this flowers name is?

Do you know what this flowers name is?

Old 12-31-2011, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by redmadder View Post
How pretty. I love thistles but thought they were considered weeds.
A weed is simply a flower out of place. There have been some beautiful 'thistle quilts' made.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:59 PM
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cjr is correct. The flower's botanical name is Eryngium. It is also called Blue Sea Holly. It is used a lot by florists. The flowers are very long lasting.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:14 PM
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Going for the Latin name here as that is usually the best way to find them in a search. I am going for Echinops. I think the white ruffle-y things are just left over flower petals. Then again - I could be wrong.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:41 AM
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I thought it was a passion flower.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:01 AM
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Never seen one before.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by redmadder View Post
How pretty. I love thistles but thought they were considered weeds.
They are WEEDS. I have spent many, many ,many hours out in the pasture sticking thistles ):
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:57 PM
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It looks like a thistle to me ( my doggy could not under stand that a flower could stick you and kept trying to smell the flower)
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by peppermint31 View Post
They are WEEDS. I have spent many, many ,many hours out in the pasture sticking thistles ):
Ahh!!! Yes ladies but the Thistle is the national fower of Scotland..... my home.. So, weeds they may be but to me they are the fairest of all floors (flowers)
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:12 AM
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Lovey photos. This flower is called an eryngium. It's a thistle type flower without the prickles and is used a lot in place of thistles for buttonholes etc at Scottish weddings. Hope you enjoyed it!
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