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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Globe Thistle Seeds

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aroda99
Pictou County, NS

October 16, 2001
12:29 PM

Post #16198

I have globe thistle which stopped blooming and turned brownish and fall apart easily.Where are the seeds and what do they look like?

Thanks
Mary
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2001
2:59 PM

Post #147704

Hi Mary,
It depends which type you have. I have E. bannaticus, and when the 'ball' falls apart, each little piece has a seed it in sort of shaped like a little brown bullet. If you pinch it at the end where it was connected the seed will shoot out. With others, like E. ritro, I believe, each little piece IS the seed. Do you know which type you have?
Michele
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


October 16, 2001
9:39 PM

Post #147948

Badseed I think it's the same with e.ritro. That's the one I have. However, I've found that each seed does not contain a seed - a lot of them are empty.
aroda99
Pictou County, NS

October 17, 2001
12:58 AM

Post #148040

I am not sure what kind I have but thanks for the help.
Mary

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