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Need ID- Pretty Purple Flower

Posted by greenpointmary middle tennessee (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 19, 06 at 1:52

What's this? I like it!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/maryhelt/DSCN2685.jpg

It is growing in my yard in Nashville, TN. It has a long stem, over a foot. And it has shot up in a place where the grass gets mowed. Can I move it to a bed so it doesn't get destroyed? If so, what's the best way to do it?


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RE: Need ID- Pretty Purple Flower

oh, very pretty!

Here is a link that might be useful: photo shortcut


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RE: Need ID- Pretty Purple Flower

Chichorium intybus, chicory.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cichorium


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RE: Need ID- Pretty Purple Flower

Thanks for the fast I.D.! Since it has that massive taproot, is it a bad idea to move it?


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RE: Need ID- Pretty Purple Flower

It would be very difficult to move, and its days are numbered, anyway. It's a biennial that dies after flowering. It's an old-world plant that's become widely naturalized along roadsides, old fields, etc.


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