Can someone identify this? It is popping up all over my yard and I think it's the same thing that is a monster hedge at the bottom of the property. I thought at first it was salal, but it's not. The leaves are not as thick as salal.
This message was edited Apr 5, 2014 1:15 AM
Thanks for the suggestion Vestia, I'll research that. I don't believe I've ever seen flowers or berries on it.
I may be wrong, but I think there are flowers visible in the second photo... small, yellow, tubular.
I don't know a lot about plants, but the leaves in the first two pictures look like the salvia that comes up every year in my garden. I planted some seeds 5 or 6 years ago, and I guess they keep re-seeding. Mine always have little red flowers, but there are various colors. However, I may be totally wrong.
Definitely not salvia, and no flowers. There are a couple of buds that might become flowers, or they might just be new leaves. I'll keep an eye on it and if flowers show I'll take more pics.
I'm not sure how carefully you compared to know if it is the same as the large hedge, but if you get new pictures, it might be worth double checking that too- because that piece of information might cause people to think along the wrong lines.
sallyg; I just compared it again today and I'm sure it's the same plant. There are definitely a couple of flower buds on it though, as soon as they bloom we'll have a better idea.
Great, it was just a thought on my part, I'm sure we're all looking forward to more pics.
Great, thank you Vestia!
BTW, the plant file page says this grows to 6 ft., ha! Not my monster at 12ft.
This plant is very commonly seen on the Oregon coast forming stands from 8-12 ft. tall The record is 18!