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montanadolphin
Columbia, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9432555

This is growing in a veggie/flower garden on the property we just bought. It's some sort of small shrub-like plant. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks in advance

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nel5397
Groveland, FL

February 26, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9432813

st. john's wort?
montanadolphin
Columbia, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2013
4:49 AM

Post #9433307

I don't think so, nel...i looked st john's wort up and stared at a bunch of images, and it's not the same as far as I can tell. It's going to be warm outside here today, so I will go out and clear the weeds from around the bush and take a better picture.
Muddy1
Vienna, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2013
7:46 PM

Post #9436998

It looks like a type of variegated St. John's Wort to me. The leaves turn burgundy in the winter, which makes it harder to match to photos taken during the growing season.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2013
8:26 AM

Post #9437411

I have looked at a series of different Hypericums, and I tend to agree Nel and Vienna...it looks to be a member of the St John's wort family...there are 9 genera and over 500 species in that family so maybe letting it bloom will give a definitive ID

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/517439/Saint-Johns-wort
Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 3, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9437485

Are the brown things the remnants of the flowers?
Look into some of the ornamental Origanums, such as Origanum libanoticum. Many Origanums have bracts around the flowers, and these bracts hold on for a LONG time, gradually turning brown. The flowers grew in between the bracts, but fade and fall off rather quickly.
~Opposite leaves
~Wiry stems
~Persistent bracts
~Fragrance is not a key- many Origanums have insignificant fragrance.
~Leaf shape varies among the Origanums- some are more rounded, some are longer.

These things are common among some of the Hypericums, too, so I am not ruling that out. Just suggesting another species to look into.
montanadolphin
Columbia, VA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9447920

I'll wait to see it bloom. I'll post more pics then! Thanks everyone!!

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