Saturday 6 June 2015

Cornflower or Bachelor's Button

     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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