Plant ID forum: Iberis for ID please..; Lobularia maritima

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Nov 24, 2012 3:38 AM CST
Only got one picture of this plant I lost years ago, I got it from a nursery but it came without label.

I have been searching on the web but all the species have these elongated flower petals on the outer side. Mine seems to have the flower petals all equally sized.
there was one though that comes close, I thought maybe Iberis simplex (synonym: Iberis taurica) ?
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CarolineScott
Nov 24, 2012 6:55 AM CST
The pink-mauve color suggests iberis gibralter to me.
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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 7:49 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Nov 24, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Was it an annual or a perennial?
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bonitin
Nov 24, 2012 10:09 AM CST
Thank you all for the responses! Smiling
I'm not sure Lori if mine was an annual, but it didn't grew back the following year..

Is Iberis gibralter an annual? have to Google this species..
Name: Lori
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growitall
Nov 24, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Iberis gibraltarica is a perennial shrub.
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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 10:33 AM CST
Her photo doesn't appear to be a shrub so not I. gibraltarica then.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Nov 24, 2012 10:33 AM CST
I'd say what you have there is alyssum, Lobularia maritima.

http://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Lobularia...

(A "shrub" just refers to a perennial plant with woody stems.)
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JRsbugs
Nov 24, 2012 11:08 AM CST
Maybe this is Alyssum?

http://growingwithsuttons.diy.com/Shop/Flower+Seeds/Alyssum+...

http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/site/plants_19.asp?catID=...

http://gardencorner.net/?p=161

I spent so long searching I see that has been suggested! Hilarious!
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JRsbugs
Nov 24, 2012 11:12 AM CST
Alyssum Clear Crystal?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Alyssum+Clear+Crystal&um=1&...
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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 11:14 AM CST
I think you're correct, Janet. The flowers do look more like Alyssum ... perhaps a mix of three colors?
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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 11:16 AM CST
And from her description, it behaved like an annual.
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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 11:17 AM CST
Yes, I know what a shrub is. Smiling But thanks anyway, Lori.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 24, 2012 11:18 AM CST
Tee, see my post above, it looks like Alyssum Clear Crystal Mix.
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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Oh yes, I see that post now, Janet *Blush* Sometimes I'm a little slow. To me, that looks like it.
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growitall
Nov 24, 2012 11:34 AM CST
SongofJoy said:Yes, I know what a shrub is. Hilarious! But thanks anyway, Lori.

Sorry. I meant to point out for the benefit of others that one can't tell a "shrub" simply by looking at it... it's not a habit, it's a characteristic of the perennial nature of the plant. *Blush*

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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 12:34 PM CST
Yes, it's woody. Thumbs up
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bonitin
Nov 24, 2012 12:55 PM CST
Hilarious! You won't believe me but I just found it in a plant catalog send to me a few days ago and seeing the picture I thought that must be the genus of my plant seeing the equally sized flower petals.
No wonder i didn't find it with Iberis! Rolling my eyes.

Thank you all so much; much appreciated! Janet it is undoubtedly Alyssum Clear Crystal Mix!! Hurray!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 24, 2012 1:22 PM CST
Hurray!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 24, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Hurray! Thumbs up

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