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    Default Any ideas what this plant is?

    Any ideas? It was covered with bees and other insects.
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    Default Re: Any ideas what this plant is?

    Looks similar to:

    Echinops sphaerocephalus - Great Globe Thistle
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Echi...kNTd00agmrfRM:
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    Default Re: Any ideas what this plant is?

    Quote Originally Posted by GregV View Post
    Looks similar to:

    Echinops sphaerocephalus - Great Globe Thistle
    Leaves are different

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    The leaves are more iris/grass like.

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    Default Re: Any ideas what this plant is?

    Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium)?

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    Default Re: Any ideas what this plant is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Leaves are different
    Yes.
    But there are many cultivars and similar species/subspecies of Genus Echinops (Globe Thistle) exist.
    This is a popular ornamental plant..
    A very heavy nectar producer; my Siberian plant listing says 1000kg/hectare.

    Here - Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’ has "narrow green leaves".
    Available for sale at Digging Dog Nursery :
    https://www.diggingdog.com/pages2/echinops.php
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    Default Re: Any ideas what this plant is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium)?
    Eryngium yuccifolium is correct. Do the google if you want to confirm--the leaves seal the deal for real.

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    Default Re: Any ideas what this plant is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knisely View Post
    Eryngium yuccifolium is correct. Do the google if you want to confirm--the leaves seal the deal for real.
    Indeed!
    Looks as if the closest match.
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