Star could be part of this lovely flower’s name, but I really don’t know! The reason though for including it in Debbie’s fabulous One Word Sunday this week is that I am hoping someone is going to be an absolute star and tell me what it is!

I purchased the seeds last year for Mum’s Christmas stocking. They all germinated but she lost the packet and I can’t remember what I bought. I think they are perennials and there are multiple blooms to come. The stems are hairy and the leaves lobed, and the anthers above the flowers make me think of tiny stars! But what is their name?

For a while I thought they might be a scabious, but there is no basal rosette. And when I tried a reverse image search Google came up with hydrangea, it definitely isn’t that! So I come to you the lovely blogging world, can this gallery reaffirm that Tish, Jude or someone else is a star when they tell me its name?!

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      1. Always good to have leaves as well as flowers to ID a plant. I have just found out the name of one I photographed 4 years ago! Through the leaves.

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      2. Oh that’s such a good feeling achieving an identification, and you are so right leaves are essential in the process

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  1. It is beautiful, and you’ve captured it so well Becky – a perfect perspective to appreciate all those stars πŸ™‚
    (and I’ve no idea what it is, but want some!)

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  2. Clueless moi doesn’t have a clue, Becky.
    The flower does look as though it is from the stars though… to me it would be right at home on an alien planet somewhere! πŸ˜€ Not that it looks hostile in any shape or form – I hasten to add – quite the opposite!

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  3. Needless to say, I can’t help. But you can help me perhaps? How do you do a reverse image search? That sounds mega-useful – or not, in this case. A lovely image of a lovely flower, in any case.

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    1. I useΒ images.google.com.

      You upload the image, usually by tapping on πŸ“· and then search. Usually it is really good, think my mistake this time was using close up.

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      1. I discovered it a couple of years ago thanks to another blogger – been so useful. Specially for buildings you can’t remember name of!

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    1. It is isn’t it. At moment still only one in flower, but looks like another five buds will be flowering in next couple of days.

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