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Possum777
Balfour, NC

March 31, 2013
12:54 PM

Post #9467752

Its growing on its own around the neighborhood. I imagine its going to flower...? I live in the Blue Ridge foothills outside of Hendersonville, NC 28791

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2013
3:21 PM

Post #9467852

I do not know the name of your plant, but this link may be useful to you...Welcome to DG.

http://uswildflowers.com/wfquery.php?State=NC

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9467867

Looks like the flowers will be open in a few days. Posting a photo or two of the open flowers will greatly reduce the guess work in identifying your plant.
Opalie
Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2013
6:32 PM

Post #9472184

Look like a Purple Sanicle or Shoe Buttons - Sanicula bipinnatifida a member of Apiaceae ( parsley/carot family). Ecology: Open grassland, often serpentine, or pine/oak woodland.

This species is restricted to the west coast, if you had taken your picture in NC, it's not a match, in that case, for me it look like an Apiaceae but not an other Sanicula sp. for sure.

You can check the drawing plate at: http://plantgenera.org/ILLUSTRATIONS_HD/57364.jpg
For me it's quite similar.

Opalie
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 4, 2013
6:40 PM

Post #9472192

I did a quick Google search and it appears that Sanicula bipinnatifida is a west coast native.

The plant pictured looks like a Packera sp. Packera aurea is fairly common and starts to flower this time of year. http://www.ncwildflower.org/index.php/plants/details/senecio-aureus-packera-aurea/
Opalie
Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9472247

Yes, you are right Tom !
Lupala
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

April 12, 2013
12:10 AM

Post #9480921

If you can please mark this thread as solved, that would be awesome!

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