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What is purple weed in my bouquet?

Posted by schoolhouse z5/ohio (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 17, 12 at 22:07

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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RE: What is purple weed in my bouquet?

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

Lovely Bouquet.


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RE: What is purple weed in my bouquet?

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


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RE: What is purple weed in my bouquet?

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.


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RE: What is purple weed in my bouquet?

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


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RE: What is purple weed in my bouquet?

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


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RE: What is purple weed in my bouquet?

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


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