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    04 / 12 / 2013

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What’s this called? seed heads are flat, tissue like & when peeled apart, the seeds are brown, flat & easily airborne. Dried heads are used in floral arrangements & are opaque, like mother-of-pearl. They’re all over my backyard where I didn’t plant them!


  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    I grew up knowing it as the money plant-because of the seed heads. I love the little flowers too.

    April 27th, 2013 at 10:30pm

  • Alma Owens Registered says:

    Your description of the seedheads is the giveaway. This has several common names, silver-dollar plant, moon plant. and yes, it reseeds prolifically. It is biennial. Also may have white blooms with the same seedheads and results. Just cut for dried arangements and you will deter the reseeding.

    April 16th, 2013 at 9:35pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Maybe dame’s rocket?

    April 16th, 2013 at 6:53pm

  • misangela Apprentice says:

    They look like some sort of phlox to me. There’s creeping phox and a shrub type – this is the latter. That’s my guess.

    April 15th, 2013 at 2:31pm

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