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NoraS
Portland, OR

June 27, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9183774

Hello,

I have three plants whose names I don't know. Can anyone help?
Thank you!

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grlwonder
Perth
Australia

June 27, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9183818

Image 1 looks like Lobelia.
Image 2 looks like a Medic of some variety (Medicago sp). Perhaps Medicago polymorpha

This message was edited Jun 27, 2012 3:55 PM
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9183843

I must agree with #2 looking like a Medicago sp. Though I've not seen that particular bloom color, the plant looks identical to a Medicago sp. that I had ID'd not to long ago.
nel5397
Groveland, FL

June 27, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9183918

the last one looks like goldenrod.

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9183986

The leaf shape does not look right to me to be a Medicagon nor do the infloresences. I'm leaning toward Birdfoot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/302261/

Edited to specify plant #2

This message was edited Jun 27, 2012 9:24 PM

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9184015

Agree that #1 is likely a Lobelia, perhaps L. kalmii or L. nuttallii, two of the few that display flowers interspersed with narrow leaves. If one of those, most likely L. kalmii since it occurs near-by in Washington and Idaho.
grlwonder
Perth
Australia

June 27, 2012
10:49 PM

Post #9184272

I think you're right greenthumb99 - It may well be Birdfoot Trefoil. At first glance it looked like the burr medic we get in lawns here in Western Australia. :-)
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2012
4:04 AM

Post #9184346

The leaves of #2 do look like Medicago…But the flowers are totally different…I also think you may be right greenthumb.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2012
4:18 AM

Post #9184352

I agree #2 is Birdfoot Trefoil, it grows all over here. I notice it in parks, this one was taken at a boat landing.

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NoraS
Portland, OR

June 28, 2012
7:56 PM

Post #9185586

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help!

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