SOLVED: The "fast growing perennial" is flowering. Look here!

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Okay, now it's flowering. Before this thing sets seed, is is something I planted, ya think? I'm still stumped, even seeing the blooms! The leaves are nothing like the garlic mustard that's growing everywhere in our yard at least.

Here's the whole plant from my earlier post:

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Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

Some of the leaves almost resemble Christmas cactus. I know it's not that!! I'm stumped!! The flowers look a bit like Iberis but the leaves do not match.

Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

Kimberley take a look at this:-

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

The horsenettle's an interesting idea, but I think these flowers are smaller, and the leaves aren't quite so jagged on the edge, though.

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

I don't know what this is! Where's Baa??!!.

Baa's currently in the frame of mind that someone has stuck the wrong flowers on this plant *BG*

Best guess so far is something in the Crucifer section, I'll try and look it up.

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)


Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Yes, Baa, that's what I do in my spare time: Unnatural grafts, LOL!

North Vancouver, BC(Zone 8a)

Just a guess, it looks like a vegetable or herb, that has gone to seed!!!!!!!! man, it's somewhat on the tip of my tongue???? of the chards..this happened to one of my chards in a 1/2 oak barrel????

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

I believe I will yank it, or at least deadhead it before it can set seed. I don't remember planting anything at the base of the birdbath. All sorts of weeds and grass have overtaken this lasagna flowerbed because we (1) didn't first kill the grass (2) didn't put down enough layers of newspaper and (3) didn't put down enough compost and whatnot before mulching. Grrrrrrrr.

GW would you be so kind as to take a pic when flowers open a little more please, I'd like to see if the flower stems elongate and what for the flower heads eventually take. In my mind this is of the Brassicaceae and I've a few possibles but I'm not confident that any match your plant exactly.

Does it have a scent? and Are the leaves fleshy?

Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

You know, the leaf suggested basil to me. I agree that it looks like an herb. Does it put off a scent when you rub the leaf?

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Hmmmm...Haven't rubbed it. I will try and remember to get another picture of the flowers tomorrow, provided they're fully blooming at this point. I sure didn't plant any basil there, and the only basil I have in the yard already is purple basil. Hmmmm...Could be a volunteer I guess!

More soon; stay tuned. Same bat-time, same bat-forum.

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Okay, I've rubbed the leaves. Absolutely no smell to them. I scanned a flowerhead since that gave me better detail than a photograph. Look here in my journal:

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Hi Kimberley! Guess what girlfriend?? I think this is a weed. I have three of them in a spot where I am sure I did not put them. Good old Ohio weeds. LOL

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Baa, it's coming out. May it rest in pieces.




He wasn't all deep-rooted, so he came up without a fight
I dropped him in the dumpster and put the lid on tight
Tomorrow he will travel far, out to the dump's domain
And mixed in with the refuse there he'll surely sprout again

...But he'll be their problem!

;) Kimberley

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Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

Hahaha - Kimberley knows best!!! Well done Chele - you finally convinced her!!! lol!!

Seeing the plant on it's side has made me think it is Lepidium possibly L. latifolium - Dittander, I think those of you in the in the US call it Peppercress.

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

LOL, Kimberly! TOO FUNNY! Would you mind if I saved that and printed a few "plaque-type" things to give away?

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Well.....As long as ya give me my byline. ;)

P.S. Some writer I am; I can't even spell byline. LOL

This message was edited Friday, Apr 19th 3:51 PM

Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

What the heck is biline??

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

Sure will! How about "By Gardenwife from"? Or would you prefer your full name? Or just Kimberly in parentheses after "Gardenwife" in the above?

Louisa, a "byline" is just that, a line that says "By so-and-so."

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Full name; I'll e-mail it to ya.

Sheesh, I can't even spell byline...It's hopeless. ;)

This message was edited Friday, Apr 19th 3:52 PM

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