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Plant Identification Thread

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36 minutes ago, NobleBunny said:

@The Bird Nuts Is this the only pic that you have of this plant or the area it is growing in?

That is the only photo of the flower I have, but I do have photos of that patch in my yard.  Do you want me to post one?

11 minutes ago, NobleBunny said:

gomphrena globosa???

Oooh!  That is the closest yet!  The shape of the petals isn't quite right, though. Maybe because the one I photographed isn't fully opened?

 

@NobleBunny and @Short-eared Owl, thanks again!  Don't stress yourselves out over this! :P  I have asked a botanist about this flower and I'm waiting for a response. I'll let you folks know when they get back to me.

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2 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

That is the only photo of the flower I have, but I do have photos of that patch in my yard.  Do you want me to post one?

Oooh!  That is the closest yet!  The shape of the petals isn't quite right, though. Maybe because the one I photographed isn't fully opened?

 

@NobleBunny and @Short-eared Owl, thanks again!  Don't stress yourselves out over this! :P  I have asked a botanist about this flower and I'm waiting for a response. I'll let you folks know when they get back to me.

Its fun! Yes please, post the patch. Let's see if @Short-eared Owl or I can beat the botanist to the answer! :D 

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On 3/6/2017 at 11:13 PM, The Bird Nuts said:

Here's another wildflower from VT I can't seem to figure out.  I think part of the reason I'm having so much trouble is because I don't have any shots of the leaves.  This photo was taken in September of 2011 and I remember that the flower was extremely small.  The closest I could find were prairie clovers, but I'm not sure if any of them occur in Vermont. It is such a cool flower with the yellow and purple, but I wish I knew what it was!  Any ideas?  Thanks!!

33169588901_fcc5b9c022_c.jpgWildflower for ID by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr

Try Polygala sanguinea L.purple milkwort

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=POSA3

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4 hours ago, NobleBunny said:

Its fun! Yes please, post the patch. Let's see if @Short-eared Owl or I can beat the botanist to the answer! :D 

Yeah! 

@The Bird Nuts Who is this obliging botanist?:ph34r: 

 

Some random stuff on THE PLANT. 

Also called Field Milkwort. 

Grows in yarns/meadows. Also "Generally found in wet, acidic soils in open areas." 

4-12 inches in size. 

I'm out of likes but I will be back;)

I have never seen one. I will try to fix this! 

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4 minutes ago, Short-eared Owl said:

Who is this obliging botanist?:ph34r: 

There is an "Ask the Botanist" form on Go Botany.

5 minutes ago, Short-eared Owl said:

Also "Generally found in wet, acidic soils in open areas." 

I found that kind of odd since I thought it was in the driest part of my yard.  I'm starting to wonder if that is not where I saw it...

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17 minutes ago, Short-eared Owl said:

Grows in yarns/meadows. Also "Generally found in wet, acidic soils in open areas." 

 

7 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I found that kind of odd since I thought it was in the driest part of my yard.  I'm starting to wonder if that is not where I saw it... 

Yeah, but when I think about this, how many acidic soils in open areas are wet? Like...none. I don't know where that little line comes from, but I have found plants with a similar description in open areas that I would not call at all wet, so I know what you mean. I don't worry about it. :lol:

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1 hour ago, Colorado Owl said:

Hi all, 

What about this plant? Photographed a few days ago in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Thanks!

 

Okay. This has to be in the stonecrop/sedum family....I shall return!

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23 hours ago, jhauser42 said:

Try Polygala sanguinea L.purple milkwort

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=POSA3

Confirmed by a botanist from Go Botany!  Great job, jhauser42!

" Dear BirdNuts, your plant is Polygala sanguinea (blood milkwort), a native member of the milkwort family. These small plants generally grown in open areas without much competition from other plants, such as lawns, old roadbeds, clearings, roadsides, etc. Beautiful image (thank you for sharing it). "

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OH Looks like I've missed all the fun during a busy, busy week! 

Date and size would probably also be helpful when posting plants for ID. 

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Hi all, this thread is so great!

The identification of this plant is bugging me. It was rather large and shrubby, reminding me of an arid plant that one might find in an Arizona wash. Photographed yesterday in Louisville, CO. Thoughts? Thanks!

33326921686_d8f365f013_k.jpgDSCN9956 by Bushong Nature Guides, on Flickr

 

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On March 10, 2017 at 0:37 AM, Painted bunting123 said:

Oooh, This is awesome. 

Here's one I found up at Mt. Rainier in WA in August so very high altitude

29125664186_b92e55f298_b.jpgWildflowers by Painted bunting123, on Flickr

Well, it's clearly a Sandwort and I think it looks more like a slender mountain than my boreal. I concede to The Bird Nuts. 

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On March 12, 2017 at 3:05 PM, The Bird Nuts said:

Slender Mountain Sandwort (Arenaria capillaris)?

 

On March 12, 2017 at 3:47 PM, Short-eared Owl said:

Well, it's clearly a Sandwort and I think it looks more like a slender mountain than my boreal. I concede to The Bird Nuts. 

Thanks!!!!!!

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