What The Heck?

Unknown - Is this a flower or a weed?
@webeishere (36355)
United States
July 20, 2007 2:16pm CST
I am guessing that this yet another flower that we got from my wifes boss. It's just started to bloom these white fluffy type flowers and it's roughly 2 feet tall. The leaves look like long fat blades of grass. I need some help in identifying this please? I am hoping it's not another pretty invasive weed. HAHAHA. Any and all help is appreciated from here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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8 responses
• United States
20 Jul 07
its Liatris, id love to have some in white
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
20 Jul 07
iS THERE ANOTHER NAME IT GOES BY AT ALL?
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• United States
20 Jul 07
yes there is: Blazing-star, Gay-feather or Button snakeroot
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Yes this IS Liatrus. They come in bulbs and are perennial. You will have them for many years to come.
@KrisNY (7593)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Well I see you already have your answer- Blazing star- my mom calls it- It is pretty isn't it- I love flowers- and I have to call my aunt and say what is this? she is great with identification. My mom used to work in a greenhouse when I was a little girl- so she knows most of them also.
@webeishere (36355)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Is this the correct answer though? HAHAHAHA!!
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@KrisNY (7593)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I think so- but didn't you see me posting and asking what is in my flower beds? lol
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
21 Jul 07
Unfortunately I know little about US flowers. But it is quite pretty & should add variety to your garden. I will look at your other responses as I read that gardengurty might know what it is. I viewed, rated & wrote a comment on the flower.
@webeishere (36355)
• United States
21 Jul 07
It is a beautiful addition to an area that was just all weeds last year.
@GardenGerty (95734)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jul 07
I am pretty certain I am right. They also sometimes call it "blazing stars", it comes in whites, pinks and purples. Should grow about three feet tall, and should have about 18 inches of bloom when it opens all the way.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Thank you very much. it does look kind of neat and almost wintery looking. Hahahaha! Only about 50 days till snow season is upon us here in Minnesota. HAHAHAHA! Thanks again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
20 Jul 07
I planted some of these too this year, and forgot the keep the tag, I know they grow frum bulbs and not seeds, mine are just starting to open I will try and hunt down the name and post it back
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
20 Jul 07
We got them as a stubby little plant earlier this spring. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
21 Jul 07
It looks like a flower to me. Now what kind of flower, I don't know. Boy, I am a lot of help, huh. I hate it when those weeds pretend to be flowers. You water them, give them love and bam, they turn out to be weeds.. Sneaky little devils.
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Here is a link for you about your flower. It is a type of yucca. I had one in my yard in Greensburg, Kansas. They are really hardy. They grow wild along the railroad tracks close to the town I used to live in. That is the place I saw them most. Heck this is Kansas, they grow all over. http://www.lib.ksu.edu/wildflower/buttonsnakeroot.html
@webeishere (36355)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I disagree with you after looking at the site and it's pictures. Mine isn't as rounded flowers and it's not spiny appearing. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
21 Jul 07
hello grandpa bon, this is more of a flower than aweed. Its too beautiful to become a weed. I love flowers and plants and fruits and the like. I was thinking it to be some ground orchids but its what they say it is lyatris. Happy day to you!
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