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I thought with all the bad winter weather we are having in Minnesota, a nice picture of wild flowers picked from the prairie, this last summer would be nice. They were so pretty this year, I just had to pick some.
By Jan from Springfield, MN
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I see these flowers on my way to work and have never seen them anywhere else, other than at this spot. Maybe someone dropped some seeds or the seeds found their way there by blowing in the wind? A friend tried to dig some up and put them in her garden but they didn't come back.
Does anyone know what they are and any suggestions on how to bring them to another location in hopes that they will spread in my yard as well as they do on the roadside? The picture is blurry but they look like some type of sunflower without the seedy middle. Thank you.
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Andrea from Turner, ME
Hi I cannot tell for sure as the pic is blurry but they look like some my mom gave me. They are tall and have yellow daisy like flowers. My mom said many people used to plant them around their outhouses LOL sorry, no name but the multiply and have rhisomes.
jean in oHIO
Like you say, the picture is a bit blurry but they could possibly be Melampodium. Check the top picture on this link. davesgarden.com/
They look like "Jerusalem Artichokes" to me; they are the ones with the rhizomes; and the rhizomes are edible. You ought to be able to find them; although I had thought that they normally transplant well. You might try again--just be sure you get the rhizome.
They look like the wild flowers in my picture. These are some type of daisies that are abundant in the ditches along our NC country roadsides.
It might be a good idea to check with a local agricultural representative or park naturalist or someone, just to make sure these are not some noxious weed. We have some very lovely yellow flowers that grow in our ditches, but they are a terrible weed in the pastures and hay fields. Cows or any other animal will not eat them. They are pereniels and spread by self seeding as well.
i agree with the person that said Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes. They can be prolific once established, and are indeed edible. Maybe your friend watered them too much as they are drought resistent. For more...
These flowers are called black or brown eyed susans. They are related to the sunflower, and grow abundantly where I live in KS. The sunflower state, btw. :) I have them all over my yard, they enjoy growing at the edge of fields or forests.
You can try to plant them elsewhere, but as a wildflower, I might check with your extension first to see if they are categorized as a "noxious weed" where you live.
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I loved this blossom! While my husband and I were hiking above Sunset Beach here on the Oregon Coast, we came across these unique blossoms. I'd never seen anything like them before in my life. Having seen them now, I have to wonder if this is where the idea for ribbons and bows atop our wrapped gifts comes from. It looks like someone curled some ribbon string and set it in a bush, but this is an actual, true flower!
I wanted to pick it and take it home, but I couldn't stand the thought of someone else not being able to see this wonder!
PS: If anyone knows what kind of blossom this is, feedback would be great. I'd love to plant a few of my own in my garden at home!
By Chelle152 from Coquille, Oregon
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I called this one "Beauty's Beginning". I almost named it "Innocence", just because of her young age and beautiful, womanly shape. I am not sure what type of flower this is, but I love the colors and shape. I believe it shows one reason why a man is attracted to the shapely woman body. These are the curves I like to praise - the ones that come in blossoms!
This was taken in Charleston on the Oregon Coast in Shore Acres State Park, one of my absolute favorite places to go!
By Chelle152 from Coquille, OR
I am not sure of the name of these blossoms, but I loved the way that they resembled the rays of the sun. You can also see a small honey bee approaching this front flower, ready to get busy!
I took this shot at Shore Acres State Park, one of the prettiest gardens I've ever seen. I tried to put some depth to this image, hope it worked!
By Chelle152 from Coquille, OR
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