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Can anyone identify this flower?

(14 Posts)
Anya Fri 02-Jun-17 19:40:55

I haven't planted it, so think spread by birds. It stands shoulder height and the flowers are more purple than they look on my photo.

BlueBelle Fri 02-Jun-17 21:45:01

Is it from the oesterspemum range

Chewbacca Fri 02-Jun-17 21:48:26

Looks like an osteospermum to me.

Anya Fri 02-Jun-17 22:16:21

No, I have several osterspemum and it's nothing like them. The leaves are very different, they are sharp, and look like wheat leaves. And this plant is shoulder height!!!

Anya Fri 02-Jun-17 22:20:06

This picture shows the leaves more clearly.

Anya Fri 02-Jun-17 22:20:26


Maranta Fri 02-Jun-17 22:34:22

Tragopogon or salsify.

Anya Fri 02-Jun-17 22:47:26

Correct Maranta just run it down myself in Keble Martin and verified by Google. Here's a photo illustration from Google.

Thanks to all smile

Maranta Sat 03-Jun-17 08:10:42

Good old Keble Martin, a classic book for wild flower identification.

gordino Fri 09-Jun-17 23:00:19

looks like a magnolia tree to me.

ninathenana Fri 09-Jun-17 23:39:09

Well you've solved my mystery, I've had a few of these spring up over the years

BlairGuerrero Fri 21-Jul-17 12:28:48

May be its magnolia.

Elegran Fri 21-Jul-17 12:58:06

Gordino and BlairGuerrero don't do much gardening.

BlueBelle Fri 21-Jul-17 14:01:00

Wonder if this will be helpful yesterday on the airplane I got talking to a man and he tipped me off about a FREE APP for plant identification I just put it on and used a plant I knew well and it identified it correctly You simply take a photo of the plant and it comes up with the name and details
Useful eh the app is [email protected]