Name that Plant

This year we have been growing more flowers which can be dried, such as statice (Limonium sinuatum) and strawflowers (Helichrysum bracteatum). We have also been looking at flowers which have attractive seed heads, many of which can also be dried and added to bunches of dried flowers. Can you recognise these plants by looking at their seed heads? They may not all be suitable for floristry, but they can all be seen at Cressing Temple at the moment. To give you a helping hand, here is a list of the plants shown below – but can you work out which is which?

  • FENNEL
  • IRIS
  • LOVE-IN-A-MIST
  • HOLLYHOCK
  • MARIGOLD
  • GERANIUM
  • PEONY
Plant A
Plant B
Plant C
Plant D
Plant E (ignore the leaves in the centre – they’re from a different plant!)
Plant F
Plant G

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