Sunday, June 28, 2009

what is this?

Isn't this the coolest flower? It is growing along our property line, under some tag alder trees, in the shade. I have no idea what it is, but I LOVE it! If you know what it is, can you tell me. And it will be ok if it is some invasive species...maybe. :)
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

8 comments:

Zarah said...

It's a cornflower. :)
In Sweden, we pick those, oxeye daisies and usually red roses or red papavers for Midsummer - they're a HUGE part of the tradition. *smiles*
Beautiful, aren't they? And they don't spread horribly, either. :)

Anonymous said...

It looks like it might be a Mountain Bluet, a member of the Centauria (sp.?) family, which would make it a perennial depending on your climate...they do not like it here in NC,especially not in full sun, but in a cooler climate they will do well in sun or some shade. I love them and miss being able to grow them

hf52771 said...

Defintely cornflower! Just thought I'd add my comment in case you wondered if they grew in the states as well as Sweden! And Zarah has a great idea! A bouquet of those and oxeye daisies would be WONDERFUL!
~Heather

Mary said...

It is actually a mountain bluet. We have lots of them in our garden and if I dead head them regularly they bloom for quite awhile. Don't they make a gorgeous display of color? I don' think they're too invasive, but they do spread a bit.

rosegarden said...

Yep, definitely a mountain bluet

Raupptiere said...

Hello! the name in germany ist "kornblume"

greets sabine

nestof3 said...

Looks like centaurea montana. We have three of them.

Inklings of Ellie and Plum said...

Hi there! I know them as Bachelor's Buttons and they spread like wildfire. I received one plant as a shower gift three years ago and that one plant has become 10 very large patches in several gardens. You'll need to divide them every fall to keep them manageable.