Joy S
Joy S
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Asked on Apr 12, 2012

Hiking one day in So CA~ Aliso Wood trails area and came across these thistle looking purple flower bushes (about 4-5')

Karen PetersADORLIS
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Anyone know what these are called??
q hiking one day in so ca aliso wood trails area and came across these thistle, flowers, gardening
q hiking one day in so ca aliso wood trails area and came across these thistle, flowers, gardening
18 answers
  • Joy S
    on Apr 12, 2012

    anyone know what these are called??

  • Joan R
    on Apr 13, 2012

    It could be A gastache, hyssop for common name

  • Joan R
    on Apr 13, 2012

    I left the A off. It's Agastache.

  • Joy S
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Look is close but it 's leaves are more "spike like" then the herbish hyssop and agastache and the whole bush is rather tall like 4-5'

  • 3po3
    on Apr 13, 2012
  • Joy S
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because this flower/bush is taller than gentian and the flower is a cluster as you can see from the photos....

  • 3po3
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Then I'm stumped.

  • Joy S
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Thanks Steve ...

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 13, 2012

    It looks like a type of liatris to me.

  • Fra42152
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Looks like Liatris from the spicata family. Monarch Butterflies love them. after the flower dies there will be seeds that when resown will develop the bulb. I have these in my yard and in October the Monarchs are headed back to Mexico. They swarm these flowers. It's so beautiful.

  • Kitty W
    on Apr 13, 2012

    It does look like a Liatris variety. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Mimi Haywood
    on May 20, 2015

    Liatris, used in Floral Shops as filler flowers.

    • Lynda
      on Jun 18, 2015

      Lyn UK looks like echium I have one taller and prickly stem

  • DORLIS
    on Jul 6, 2015

    Look like Liatris to me. They sue are beautiful

  • Barbara S
    on Jul 17, 2015

    Look up "Pride of Madeira."

  • Heidy
    on Jul 19, 2015

    Liatris, definitely. So pretty!

  • DORLIS
    on Jul 19, 2015

    JUST GOT AN AD ON EMAIL AND IT HAD A PICTURE OF PRIDE OF MADERA. FOR SURE THIS IS IT.

  • A
    on Jun 8, 2016

    It's pride of madeira very common in so cal. Liatris doesn't get nearly as big

  • Karen Peters
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Echium! I live in CA's SF Bay Area and they are almost 'native'. They seem to love the coastal climate of Ca. I planted along a long fence years ago and they are still there. They don't particularily do well after a hard frost--kind of turn into a gooey blob, but will usually will come back with some TLC. Very drought tolerant. Grows wild all along the coastal hills here.

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