I'll certify this BB complete but I don't think that's a dandelion...
Oh, that makes so much more sense! Do you have a suspicion of what it is? If it's not dandelions then I might not be able to use it in the seed bombs.
ETA: From what I can tell it looks like thistle. And given the state of the plant it's hard for me to identify whether it is a good or bad thistle. So I'll remove it from the seed ball candidates and plant a few in pouts to see what it is. Tall thistle is beneficial for pollinators. Monk thistle is a noxious weed.
Mike Haasl wrote:Beats me but it does look thistley. How about if you save seeds from one more plant (that you can identify) just to make your BB submission perfecter?
Happy to do that. In the meantime I have identified the plant as tall thistle. Its endangered because people in the Midwest confuse it for Monk thistle and destroy it. Tall thistle is particularly beneficial to pollinators so i did include it in the seed bombs. Thanks for pointing that out!
The photo of the "raw" seeds on the table doesn't show the names written on the paper the camera didn't pick them up at all :( the first photo was taken when the plants were picked, as you can see by the nice fresh chickweed in the coriander!
But from left to right The bushy twigs are coriander "calypso" these are actually self sown volunteers
hiding under the coriander on the paper are nasturtium,
sharing their piece of paper are poppy seed heads "Mauve shades"
above them are tomatoes "Victorian Dwarf" I've been saving these for 4 years now
and the cucumbers right up the top are "cornichon de paris" (sp) I don't think they are F1. it will be interesting to see if they come true
the bottom sheet of paper contains clockwise from top left;
A blue/purple mallow, I found it growing in a ditch a few years ago and grabbed some seeds the bumble bees love it.
Lovage I'm not sure why I think I will need 300 lovage plants next year.. but hey lets do it!
I'm not submitting the peas or the angelica they just happen to be in the photo.
The second photo is where my seeds live. it's an airtight box so they are all sealed in paper and then into that.
If needed I have photos of the plants as well except the coriander where the whole plant is in the first photo.