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Decumbent
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2007
9:29 PM

Post #3431056

Can anyone help me ID this one? Thanks!

scott

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Decumbent
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2007
9:30 PM

Post #3431060

And does this look like Pulsatilla albana?

Scott

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siskiyou
Prineville, OR
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2007
12:39 PM

Post #3440583

Sure looks like G. acaulis to me.
Decumbent
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2007
9:55 AM

Post #3443291

Siskiyou,

Thanks for the reply. I've since been told by the person who gave this to me that it is a selected form of G. angustifolia. He also mentioned that G. angustifolia and G. acaulis are nearly identical.

Scott
taramark

(Zone 4a)

April 29, 2007
11:26 AM

Post #3443571

Decumbent: Pulsatilla albana has a yellow flower.
You may have Pulsatilla vulgaris.
Whatever it is, it is beautiful!
taramark

(Zone 4a)

April 29, 2007
11:29 AM

Post #3443584

OK, Todd:


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Decumbent
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2007
8:36 PM

Post #3445332

Taramark,

Interesting. The flower color is a little more intense on my other P. vulgaris, but overall the plant looks very similar.

Scott
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 4, 2007
9:09 AM

Post #3461755

The pulsatilla is certainly vulgaris...albana is indeed yellow...I have that one and its a charmer. The gentian may well be angustifolia. There is much confusion in the trade between angustifolia and acaulis. Not easy to tell them apart. We have one at the Botanical garden labelled acaulis but I was able to ID it correctly as angustifolia 'Frei'. I guess it really doesn't matter. View it as a lovely spring-flowering gentian.

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