I remember discussing this purple blooming weed on the Cott. Garden forum not too long ago. It resembles a thistle but it is not.
a lovely little weed called Knapweed Centaurea nigra,..it has a beautiful purple like bloom.
Knapweed Centaurea nigra,..under my dog's nose.
The flower in the bouquet looks more like Centaurea scabiosa to me (Greater Knapweed) than C nigra (Common Knapweed) It has longer ray florets than C nigra.
Here is a link that might be useful: Centaurea scabiosa.
Yes! Knapweed. Thank you SO much, I've been wracking my brain and will write it down now. Last night I suddenly came up with "Snotweed"!! lol
Schoolhouse, I think "Snotweed" probably only blooms during allergy season.
LOL. Ask me how I know. (sniff, snort, sniff)