The Cornflower or Bachelor’s Button is a thriving plant around our yard. It grows and re-seeds like crazy and is pretty close to becoming a pest. The flowers are a vivid blue which are supported by an interesting onion dome like structure.
While they grow so vigorously around here, I was surprised to learn that back in their native UK they are an endangered species thanks to herbicides and intensive agriculture. I was also surprised at learning that they are often used as an ingredient in herbal and Earl Gray teas.
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