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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Any Ideas? stem is square, and tall and fast growing

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dillweed13
Gladstone, MI

November 29, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9345886

Any Ideas? stem is square, and tall and fast growing

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 29, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9345915

Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca?

Where did you acquire this? In the wild, purchase, greenhouse volunteer...? Could also be a Lycopus species such as L. americana, Cut-leaved Water-Hoarhound or L. virginicus, Bugleweed - both occur in your state.

Edited to note that the two Lycopus species I mentioned do not grow as tall as L. cardiaca since you mentioned "tall".

This message was edited Nov 30, 2012 12:50 AM
singhg45
Delhi
India

November 29, 2012
8:40 PM

Post #9345918

I was also to write that but then thought perhaps leaves are narrower, less cut and few flowers in the cluster.

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2012
8:40 PM

Post #9345920

How about some kind of motherwort?
http://creamerchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/07/all-about-motherwort.html
singhg45
Delhi
India

November 29, 2012
8:51 PM

Post #9345928

Well Lycopus fits better, l. virginicus a much better fit

http://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/lycopus/virginicus/

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 30, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9346043

Agree it fits well, but my reluctance to endorse it, as initially stated, is that North American Lycopus species are described as growing to 2 feet (0.6 meters) or less, which doesn't seem to fit "tall". That is why I inquired as to the history of this plant.
singhg45
Delhi
India

November 30, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9346171

Yes, you have a valid reason! Le us see further options.
dillweed13
Gladstone, MI

November 30, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9346239

greenthumb99 wrote:Agree it fits well, but my reluctance to endorse it, as initially stated, is that North American Lycopus species are described as growing to 2 feet (0.6 meters) or less, which doesn't seem to fit "tall". That is why I inquired as to the history of this plant.


Sorry for the delay in response. I acquired the seeds from a greenhouse I work in, without knowing anything about them. So, the plant does not necessarily grow in the wild in MI (or US for that matter). I know nothing about the home range of the spp, I just started growing the seeds in a greenhouse. The plant was very small, but I thinned out the pot it was growing in and it shot up and flowered. The seeds were very small (about the size of a poppy seed). Thanks for the interest!!!

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 30, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9346590

Of the species proposed so far, Leonurus cardiaca is the only one whose seeds have any commercially availability to speak of, hence a likely candidate. Did the greenhouse where you worked not know what seeds they had?
dillweed13
Gladstone, MI

December 2, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9347857

It is L. americana! Thanks erryone!

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