Second opinion on this plant/weed?

seagreen_turtle(Z5 MI)June 16, 2012

Hello,

I hope it's permissible to cross post from what I posted in the "weeds" forum a little while ago. I wondered if I could get a second opinion and possibly a specific species of the plant I've picture below. I have googled a lot to find a match for the suggestion that this is a thistle (it probably is but what kind)?

Thanks in advance and if I cannot cross post I will delete this entry.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/weeds/msg0620354115967.html?6

Here is a link that might be useful: What is this plant/weed?

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carol23_gw

It looks like safflower, Carthamus tinctorius.

Here is a link that might be useful: Carthamus tinctorius

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 12:12PM
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esh_ga

Yes you can cross post. What you can't do is "delete". ;)

And I don't know what it is but it sure looks wicked.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 12:36PM
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seagreen_turtle(Z5 MI)

You are absolutely right Carol23. Thanks! I did buy one bag of safflower over the winter for my feeder. The birds were bummed and picked at it unenthusiastically, while looking at me balefully, so I never got it again. Now I will let it flower after all. It's taking it's own sweet time though.

Thanks esh_ga for letting me know about the cross posting. I'm glad it's ok.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 3:33PM
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seagreen_turtle(Z5 MI)

typo fix for post directly above. it's should be its: It's taking its own sweet time though.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 10:27AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

It's taking its' own sweet time though.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 11:31AM
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Carrie B

As a matter of fact: "It's taking its own sweet time though."

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 4:27PM
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seagreen_turtle(Z5 MI)

carrieb: Is what you wrote the same as what I wrote at 10:27 (Sun June 7)? I was correcting my own typo. I don't think I'd correct someone else's grammar in these forums but I felt like I could say, "Oops, I made a typo." If your version and mine from 10:27 are different please let me know, in which case I will schedule that long overdue eye exam ;-) because I cannot see a difference. Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 9:42PM
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jeanne

OP, it seems to me that Carrieb was reaffirming your correction to Purpleinopp.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 9:50PM
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Carrie B

Jeanne, seagreen - yes. I wouldn't normally correct someone else's grammar (unless I was asked to edit) but I thought that your grammar was being incorrectly corrected by someone else... My apologies for any lack of civility & courtesy on my part. My mom was an English teacher...

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 6:08AM
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