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« on: June 26, 2009, 02:10:05 PM »





this grows wild at our place.  we kind of liked it, so didn't pull it.  bees seem to be getting something from it.  mature plants are about 3 feet tall.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 06:03:12 PM »

     Looks like some type of Loosestrife to me.  Bees around hear love 'em also.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 06:27:10 PM »

I don't know what it is but if it is loosetrife I hear its terribly invasive, you aren't even allowed to plant it around where I live.
The state planted Purple loosetrife around highways and who knows where else and now they are warning people about it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 06:30:00 PM »

don't know about the loosestrife.  the picture is of the flower.  doesn't loosestrife have flowers on stalks?  i don't know if you can tell from the pic, but the green flower has a tiny yellow center. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 07:37:36 PM »

I'd say it looks a bit like chickweed, but the flowers are not the same at all.

I have no idea what that is.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 09:04:57 PM »

Kathy, if you break it, does it have a white, milky sap?
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 09:37:42 PM »

don't know.  i'll go do it now.

yes, it does.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2009, 10:12:47 PM »

I should have said, be careful with the sap - I think this is a form of either a euphorbia or a milkweed.  I'd love a closeup of the flower.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 10:15:17 PM »

so i shouldn't lick it??
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2009, 10:40:54 PM »

I don't know what it is but if it is loosetrife I hear its terribly invasive, you aren't even allowed to plant it around where I live.
The state planted Purple loosetrife around highways and who knows where else and now they are warning people about it.

Funny how the states can plant stuff and then it becomes our problem?? 
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2009, 06:00:04 AM »

so i shouldn't lick it??
Mainly you shouldn't get it on your skin, it can be an irritant.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2009, 11:30:14 AM »

thanks for the info.  it's a pretty odd plant.  guess that's why we like it.  now that i stopped mowing everything down, i am finding some unusual plants.  still, can only let it go so long.....it's about time to start whacking it back with the tractor!
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2009, 11:44:54 AM »

so i shouldn't lick it??

Hahahaahahaahaa Kathy! I'd probably smell it, then lick it! grin


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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2009, 12:10:50 PM »

I think that is the one we call "Widow's" tears. My wife said there is a couple other names.
They will spread so be careful. doak Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2009, 12:49:05 PM »

Widow's Tears, Day Flower, Blue Spider wort.
Blooms all summer till fall. shade or sun, borders or open area.
Commelina Coelestis
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2009, 06:47:55 PM »

I don't think so, doak, the blossom isn't blue, and none of the Commelinas have white, milky sap.
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2009, 12:37:29 PM »

Hmmm.....looks an awful lot like Cerinthe Major, can't really tell by the pictures, but I grow that here, beautiful drooping blue flowers, it is in the Comfrey/Borage family.  Beautiful days, love and live, health.  Cindi

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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009, 12:51:00 PM »

Cindi, finally, I have cerinthe that looks that good.  All the rain this summer, I'll bet!
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