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Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

May 18, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9129003

I usually am the one helping others with ID's on this forum, but it looks like something has come along that has stumped me. It looks very familiar, but I can't put my finger on what it is. It just popped up in between some Chrysanthemums and Centaureas. Hoping someone here can refresh my memory.

Thanks in advance.

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Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9130767

Any ideas? I'm still trying to figure it out.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9131183

None from me -- sorry!

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 20, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9131194

Reminds me of a Sedum but I`d wait until it has a bloom for a more clear ID.
Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2012
3:14 AM

Post #9131441

I guess I'll have to do that. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 21, 2012
5:38 AM

Post #9131545

looks juicy but not really as fleshy as I expect on a Sedum...but I can't come up with anything either. and (naggingly familiar)

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

May 21, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9131582

Shasta Daisy or Evening Primrose?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 21, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9131593

Montauk Daisy?
Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9131712

Hmmm. I don't think it's a daisy or evening primrose...it seems far too small to be either of them. It's only about 5 or 6 inches tall right now. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

This message was edited May 21, 2012 9:30 AM

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9131759

I have a funny feeling this is gonna be one of those "smack your forehead cuz you knew what it was " kinda plants. It looks so familiar...

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

May 21, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9131766

Me too. I know what this is. Grrr.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 21, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9131800

Me too. I don't think it's a Sedum now but it looks so familiar. Patience is a virtue.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9131802

I Hope it doesn't turn out to be a noxious weed...that is usually what happens to me...grin

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

May 21, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9131815

Yes, I coddled some horrible invasive weedy asters and the are STILL in my flower beds.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9131880

I had a tree come up in the yard that everyone calls Silver leaf... supposed to be a "lovely little tree" I have pulled a couple dozen of them up and am still trying to find a botanic name for it...Not maple, or poplar or any other that I can find with that name...but it grows really fast has small leaves with silver undersides...and spreads like wildfire...and is NOT lovely at all. 8-(

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

May 21, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9131934

I don't know about Louisiana, but here Elaeagnus angustifolia is an invasive, silver-leafed small tree. I hate it.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9131973

We have E angustfolia in the northern part of the state, but this has small leaves and no thorns. Think I may just post a new thread...don't want to hijack this one...grin
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9132113

Could it be Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead (Physostegia virginiana), http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/23622/?
Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9132391

happy_macomb wrote:Could it be Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead (Physostegia virginiana), http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/23622/?


Hmmm, that's a good suggestion, but I have those in other parts of the yard (where I cant seem to get rid of them, haha) and they don't look much like this volunteer when they come up at all.
Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9132393

themoonhowl wrote:I Hope it doesn't turn out to be a noxious weed...that is usually what happens to me...grin


That would be just my luck...and sometimes I think I've seen every horrible noxious weed that exists, but there's always a new one to throw me a curveball. Hopefully this turns out to be something pretty, at least, regardless of whether it's noxious or not.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9132413

Show an image with something else in it for scale (a ruler, glove, trowel, etc.). Sometimes that'll trigger a gardener's mind...
suse
Bretten
Germany

May 21, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9132438

Could it be Golden Sedum ? Sedum aizoon is growing in my garden and it looks very similar.
plumsugar
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

May 22, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9133235

looks like my angelonias.

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

May 22, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9133252

Some kind of snapdragon?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 22, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9133674

Not Montauk daisy of my guess- Montauk not paired like this is.
GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 22, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9133753

could it be an asclepias?
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/11491/

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

May 22, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9134148

Dianthus of some kind?
Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9134184

As soon as it gets light tomorrow I'll take a picture with a ruler next to it. In the meantime, Sedum aizoon does have very similar foliage but after studying both the Sedum and the unknown plant in my yard, I really don't think it matches. I wasn't able to find a multitude of good images of the young growth habit of that variety of Sedum though, so the verdict is still out on it.

Angelonia also is very similar looking, but Angelonia leaves aren't as serrated as the plant in question. It could be a variety I'm not familiar with, so I'll keep looking into that.

Snapdragon...similar to Angelonia, doesn't have the serrated leaves. At least not the common variety.

Asclepias and Dianthus look negative, but again, I really appreciate the suggestions. If anything, at least it narrows stuff down a bit.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9134238

I'm thinking one of the "aptenia" or ice plants . When I first looked I thought cactus leaved aster.Having difficulty finding a good photo of either,besides the usual no match.

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