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sterhill
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9192824

I've posted this on the plant ID board but not gotten any answers, well any GOOD answers. There are a couple of folks that say it is Queen Anne's Lace, which it is not...

this is driving me nutz - I've done some googling but can't find it...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1267601/

TIA, Sterling
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


July 4, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9192918

I am at a complete loss. There are several plants poison hemlock, fool's parsley, giant hogweed that have flowers similar to Queen Ann's lace but they do not come close to the leaf pattern in your photo.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9193073

It looks like hairy Angelica.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9193250

I think I'm recognizing this plant firsthand and naturalized at Maypop. I found this online. http://www.namethatplant.net/gallery_comparison.shtml?compare=leaves of American Lovage and Hairy Angelica
sterhill
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9193358

thanks - that so very close - the flowers are not exactly the same but the leaves are almost identical... I will do some digging under varieties of angelica
mafpac
MacRae, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9265590

Looking for recommendations on book to help me identify plants on our property in Georgia, between Atlanta / Savannah. New to this site and figuring out which forums work best for me.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9265818

Welcome, Mafpac. My ID books are at the other house. If you DM me a reminder and I'll check them out for you this coming week.
mafpac
MacRae, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9266001

Thank you MaypopLaurel. There are so many plants. We are learning how to start identifying.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9266016

I'm not totally clear here. Are you looking for references to ID common garden plants for the region? Native and naturalized plants? Both? Are you new to the south or the area you are now living?
mafpac
MacRae, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9268749

We live in Florida panhandle and have had only passing interest in plants until 3 years ago when we bought acreage in Georgia, Telfair County. We have figured out most of the trees and many on the common, native plants/scrub, usually with input from friendly folks around us.
Looking for reference books or sites to help us accurately define what we are seeing and then look up what it is. And we we hit the ones not readily identifiable, then I can post a picture here.
I will also be looking for ideas on what will and won't grow here, such as rhubarb.
Thank you for your patience.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9269903

Here are some references for you...
1) http://uswildflowers.com/stateref.php?State=GA
2) I own and recommend the two Audobon Society Field Guides, one for trees and one for wildflowers of North America as pretty comprehensive, and inclusive, with excellent photos. They have plastic covers so are great to take into the field.
3) Wildflowers of the Southeastern United States, published by the University of Georgia Press, is excellent. Also has good photos. There are used copies available. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/082030347X/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
4) Golden Books has a field guide to wildflowers. It's okay, but has only illustrations so is not very definitive.
5) I have a book, Wild Orchids Of The Middle Atlantic States because I grow orchids, some in situ, and our area of north GA crosses over into Mid-Atlantic habitats. I think I have other book resources stashed away, but these are some of my best.
6) There are online resources for invasive plants that have naturalized in Georgia if you Google "Georgia Invasive Plants". Photos are available.

The people in the Plant ID forum are incredibly knowledgeable. Some are expert in the field of botany. You should not hesitate to take questions there. Hope this helps.
mafpac
MacRae, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9270237

Thank you MaypopLaurel. These sound like excellent resources. We have used tree guides often, but just didn't think about guides on wild flowers. I will be checking these out and expanding our library. I'm still learning about the many different options on DG's. I will check out the Plant ID forum.
I saw the thread on this last year's RU. When I first saw it, I thought RoundUp as in weed killer.. I will be looking for next year's event. Sounds like this has been a busy year for you and yours. Hope the hip on (?) is on the mend.
sterhill
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9273535

my plant finally got identified as Hairy Angelica

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73268 and I sent up some photos for the Dave's database

MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9273906

That is what I posted above. lol
sterhill
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9276651

well, as usual, there are a lot of photos posted as one thing and when you look very carefully, it is not exactly the same.

So I did take your identification and I looked it up but the hits I got were in that slightly different category. Not like mine. Similar.

Look at this one for Hairy Angelica - also known as Angelica venenosa - not the same at all
http://www.izelplants.com/plants/browse-all-plants/perennials/item/angelica-venenosa

so then I looked at this one
http://www.tnnursery.net/hairy-angelica-retail/ and that's not the same either but it does match the above link

but this one - ALSO identified as Hairy Angelica / Angelica venenosa
http://www.missouriplants.com/Whitealt/Angelica_venenosa_page.html
looks just like mine

also looked at wiki and there are about 60 species of tall biennial and perennial herbs in the family Apiaceae

MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9276667

Yes, as with many plant genus there are lots of species and each species has its particular characteristics. Glad you found it.

Sterling, did you take a look at the photos I posted on a Maypop flower and plant thread? Did you give me that gardenia? Do you recall what else? Guess I could go back and look from the swap list for that year. Just thought of that. lol
Casshigh
Cartersville, GA

September 30, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9291434

We grow this mystery plant. Glad to now have a name! Here is what I posted in the Plant Files:

This plant volunteered here in two different shady locations on our property in NW GA (Cartersville). Both locations are relatively dry. I am glad to have a name as garden visitors have asked what it is. Neither plant has increased but this may be because of the dry growing conditions.

mafpac---I am from McRae (Telfair County). Left in 1972 when I went off to college and have lived in Cartesville area for most of the time since 1975.

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