any idea of this wild flower

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  1. dylan

    dylan Read Only Funster

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    Any ideas what this might be please. Growing only in one place by the pond about eight or so flowers. A star shape of leaves behind a white/pinkish cluster flower Nowhere else on site.
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    It's a TRIFFID....stay well away....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It looks like its covered in what we used to call "cuckoo spit".....
     
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    No, not that Roger but thanks for trying. I can't find it online or in any of my books. Need a better book perhaps. Only about 6 inches high.
     
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    Ie just bought a new book on wild flowers but I cant get at it until tomorrow...but I will have a look...

    In the meantime....remember....if you here an odd clicking noise...run like buggery....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    No not covered in cukoo spit (plenty of that about) the flower is a bit like a tiny hard cauliflower
     
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    An unopened white clover?
     
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    No not clover leaves, I will try to take a better photo without the background.
     
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    better photo

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    I hope you only used Juan Sheet Eileen?

    Looks like some small coloured cauliflower.....

    Well Botany was never my strongest subject....:RollEyes::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Funny enough Steve a small hard cauliflower is a good description :Laughing:
     
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    Yeah I "guessed so" from reading it earlier in the thread....:Blush:

    Have you tried eating it?


    Only to find it's EXTREMELY rare......:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Mark thinks he ought to try smoking it !:Eek!:
     
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    Now that would be a pic I'd like to see...:Rofl1:

    Might need a loada petrol though...It doesn't look too combustible to me.

    It might be worth looking on here...http://www.entheogen.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8617
     
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    I hesitate to suggest this, you know the spray chrysanths you get from the garage, where the half-open buds never open properly? Looks suspish like one of them to me, except on its own stem, is it one that's escaped into the wild and jest growed?

    What was the stem like or the joints where the leaves join the stem?
     
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    Round stem as opposed to flat with four leaves in two pairs growing opposite sides of stem then a almost star shape of leaves as in last photo ajoined to the flower.
    Still no idea and trolled through wild flower sites on the net. Sorry I don't know the right termination for leaf growth
     
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    looks like TRIFT they used it on the old 3 penny coin
     
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    You may be right Ray.....Although this one may be in full flower,although the leaves are very different. Maybe a different variety.

    Thrift

    (Armeria maritima )

    [​IMG] Thrift © Sue Nottingham/Plantlife


    An outstanding beauty of the coast.
    This perky pink perennial has a favourite of gardeners as early as the sixteenth century. However, there is nothing to match seeing it in its natural habitat: atop dramatic coastal cliffs or astride craggy islands.
    Thrift is one of the flowers we keep track of in our Wildflowers Count survey - click here to find out how you can help out.
    Distribution

    Across wild, coastal areas throughout the UK - especially Scotland. As well as rocky cliffs, Thrift can also be commonly found brightening up saltmarshes and other sandy areas.
    Best time to see

    April-July when it flowers.
    Did you know...

    In Gaelic thrift is known as tonna chladaich, meaning 'beach wave'. It is also known as Sea Pink, Rock Rose and Our Ladies Cushion. Thrift was used as an emblem on the threepenny-bit between 1937 and 1953 - the Mint no doubt aware of the double meaning in its name.
    County flower of Bute, the Isles of Scilly and Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro.
    In Welsh it is called clustog Fair, Mary's pillow.
     
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    No, I know that plant certainly not that.
     
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