Pictou County, NS

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

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

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

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

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.

Pictou County, NS

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

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