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  1. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... any idea? :)
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Someone in urgent need of a visit to the dentist!!
     
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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    :)))
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No...
     
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    nic Active Member 10 Years

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    Artichoke? Half a tortoise? Caterpillar's face?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    First question for 1 point: What is this something?
    Second question for 2 points: What plant's something is this something? :)
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Nooo... :)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Probably a flowerhead, such as that of an aster family plant.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    YES! It's a half (Asteraceae) flower bud...
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    A bit of help: this is a very common garden plant...
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Cynara cardunculus?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Actually an artichoke would be an aster family plant. Parts of this one look like a sunflower.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Pappus? Praps on Catananache? Just a wild guess!!!
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    NO, not Artichoke (this plant is not edible!), not sunflower and not Catananche...
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Oh... nobody knows this nice annual plant... :(
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Hey, that's a partially-opened flowerhead or partially-formed seedpod from a Dahlia, is it not?
     
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    knautia?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Lorax! No, sorry but not Dahlia... :(
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No... :)
    (Hm... Knautia is in Dipsacaceae, not in Asteraceae...)


    But here is the next pic:
     

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    Calendula?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No... :)
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Centaurea macrocephala?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No... not Centaurea...
     
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    Silphium
     

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