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Thistle like flower ID

Postby Mystic » Sep 15, 2013 5:20 pm

Hi,
I have a plant ,which is shrub like now, that has little purple thistle like flowers. The leaves are divided. Not sure how to post a picture as the Img button inserts tags but no direction where to load attachment.
I want to move this plant as it has outgrown its spot. Possible it has a tap root. I have not been able to match it up in my books or on the internet.
Any ideas welcome or how to post pic appreciated.
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Re: Thistle like flower ID

Postby Ian66 » Sep 15, 2013 7:25 pm

Need to see a close up pic before I can give an opinion.....also I am not computer savvy enough to explain how to post a pic without confusing you.....someone will come along , I'm sure to tell you.....
If it is blooming now, it might be a Bluebeard Caryopteris....

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Re: Thistle like flower ID

Postby Mystic » Sep 15, 2013 9:10 pm

Thanks Ian,
After browsing this board I think it is Perisan cornflower. It is still blooming but it also still feels like summer here. It has grown into a wide round shrubby plant and needs to be divided or moved and I am not sure how it grows. I hacked at it in the spring but it came back bigger and better. It has never spread anywhere else in the garden so I don't want to kill it either.

Last year or so I attached a pic. and it turned out to be a noxious weed. Anways the pic posting seems to be different now. I hit Img above and get . Not sure what to do with that.

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