What is purple weed in my bouquet?

schoolhouse_gwAugust 17, 2012

I remember discussing this purple blooming weed on the Cott. Garden forum not too long ago. It resembles a thistle but it is not.

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nulty

Hi Schoolhouse,
a lovely little weed called Knapweed Centaurea nigra,..it has a beautiful purple like bloom.

Lovely Bouquet.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 10:28PM
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nulty

Knapweed Centaurea nigra,..under my dog's nose.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 10:35PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

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.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 3:37AM
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schoolhouse_gw

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

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 10:10AM
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onederw

Schoolhouse, I think "Snotweed" probably only blooms during allergy season.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:15PM
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schoolhouse_gw

LOL. Ask me how I know. (sniff, snort, sniff)

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:39AM
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