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Plant Identification: SOLVED: prickly volunteer?

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Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 21, 2001
5:52 PM

Post #8981

Here's a very prickly addition to my volunteer sunflowers along the fence. Starts out in bud that is brilliant orange red then flowers with golden dandelion-like petals with that orange in the middle and then the orange disappears.
The have no fragrance.

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July 21, 2001
7:22 PM

Post #97851

Its a Safflower - Cathamus tinctorius, it has a long history so I'm adding a hyperlink.
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 21, 2001
8:02 PM

Post #97870

Wow, you are absolutely right... I wonder where in the world we got safflower volunteers???

Thanks for the excellent link, Baa.

God bless,
Milford, CT
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2001
11:41 AM

Post #99286

Do you have birdfeeders...???? All sorts of mysterious things come up from birdseed. My girlfriend has corn coming up in her flowerbeds courtesy of the birds and you should seed the odd plants that sprout in my gardens. I have feeders everywhere!!!
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2001
1:43 PM

Post #99354

Yes, this is right amongst the volunteer sunflowers from my wintertime bird feeder right outside my window where the computer is. :)

Maybe that's where the volunteer Dill came from too. :)

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