I found this one plant on my property where we had scattered native grass seeds. I figure it was in the packet by accident. Any guesses?
Someone probably planted these in the Starr King Open Space.
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Cornflower, Kornblume, Centaurea cyanus.
just have to put it in... growing last 4 years on the lowest ground on this property. Why these are 'cornflowers' beats me; and they are memorable as quintessential buttonhole ware for young gentlemen dressed up.
Archie Goodwin observed women with cornflower-blue eyes in more than one of the Nero Wolfe stories.
In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man's love was unrequited.