In Praise of Knapweed

Often overlooked, or even “weeded out”, I think the humble knapweed is one of our most exquisite flowers, with her combination of sky-blue and rich amethyst. For those of you who have not met her yet…

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3 thoughts on “In Praise of Knapweed

  1. Very pretty! Is it a weed or a wildflower?

  2. essitolling says:

    HI Susan…I guess you could say both! There are lots of different sorts (over 500!) all from a genus called Centaurea…the Knapweed is a common name for one of them, the “Loggerhead” is another! You’ll know another by the name of Cornflower, which is bluer and now cultivated.

  3. Thanks for the info! 🙂

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