SOLVED: Another unknown 'wildflower'

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

This one is about a foot tall and has distinctively marked leaves

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Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Here's the flower stalk, it has never looked any different, meaning I've never seen a bloom.

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Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Close up of a leaf

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This is something in Lamiaceae (Dead Nettle family) due to it's stalk and calyces. I also think the leaf markings may be a varient colouring rather than something that occurs in the entire species. I'll have a look.

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Thanks Baa! I'll go researching too

Salvia lyrata - Lye leaved Sage?

http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/image.asp?imageID=3022

Not all the leaves are deeply lobed and they have a leaf colouration on some plants.

This message was edited Monday, Dec 30th 7:40 PM

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

I think that may be it...check out this link http://www.nativesoftexas.com/llsage.html, it has always looked like a salvia to me but I've never seen flowers. Maybe because it is directly in the path the puppy runs...lol it's sure sturdy!

Error 404 on the hyperlink (isn't that a pain!;)

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

If the link doesn't work try this one http://www.nativesoftexas.com/catalog.html and scroll to S lyrata

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

I'm sure this is right Baa! Another good job! By the way...D oblongifolia (Twinflower?) is gone. I was digging out in that border a couple of weeks ago and found it spreading madly by thick runners several feet long...that worried me. I'll leave it to the wildflower meadows :)

It doesn't look far wrong, but then I'm at the disadvantage of seeing only 2 photos rather than a plant *G*

I suppose we'll have to wait until it flowers now to be sure!

Manhattan Beach, CA(Zone 11)

Me thinketh some kind of Monkey Flower like Mimulus lewisii, etc.

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