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Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


February 21, 2002
11:53 PM

Post #23649

OK, Here's a closeup of my mystery plant. Maybe I just have my head stuck on Catchfly, or maybe I'm just not clear on Armeria...I thought it had grasslike leaves that form a clump with stems that form flower heads. Am I right? One of my perennial books lists an Armeria juniperifolia...maybe I'll check that one out. Take a look at this photo to see if it's any clearer...Thanks, Guys...WZ

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Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2002
11:58 PM

Post #215790

The Armeria that I have has grassy like foliage that forms clumps and the flower heads are more round and uniform. I could be wrong though.
Baa

February 22, 2002
12:16 AM

Post #215800

Now it's a little clearer it does look more like Lychnis viscaria

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.carlnet.org/~ttsdaly/lychniscatchfly4.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.carlnet.org/~ttsdaly/lychnis4.html&h=200&w=320&prev=/images?q=lychnis+viscaria&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=lang_en&sa=N

The individual flowers should have 5 spaced out petals.

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Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


February 22, 2002
1:14 AM

Post #215839

Yes, Baa! I think we're on to something. I'll hit the web and see if I can find a pic of the foliage...Thanks, everybody...I'll let you know..WZ
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


February 22, 2002
5:34 AM

Post #215964

Gee Whiz, I am such a dunce! It completely passed me by that Lychnis viscaria is "German Catchfly". That is, in fact the plant this one most reminds me of, but the size is wrong, and the leaves are a bit different. If you were to shrink German Catchfly, it would probably look much like this plant. Oh, well, I'll keep looking around and keep asking...WZ
Baa

February 22, 2002
10:19 AM

Post #215999

LOL Weezingreens

Perhaps someone here has grown this and knows the name :)
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


February 22, 2002
10:10 PM

Post #216270

Thanks, BAA: I'll keep looking. The person who gave the seeds and the plants in the picture said she thought it was a saxifrag...what do you think?..WZ
Baa

February 22, 2002
11:29 PM

Post #216316

Weezingreens

Saxifrage? OK Baa's confused here (which is no surprise). Without a closer picture it's hard to tell.

There maybe another option, Lychnis alpina which is about 6 inch tall with oblong-lance shaped leaves with dense clusters of pinkish purple flowers.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


February 23, 2002
10:07 PM

Post #216766

Yeah, Baa...I'm pretty clueless at this point, so I'm reaching way out there for an answer. If you click on the pic to enlarge it, the foliage and flower clusters are pretty apparent. What isn't apparent is how small it is. It seems I tried the L. alpina and it didn't fit, but my memory fails me. Thanks for hanging in there!...WZ

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