Plant ID forum: Wildflower?

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 19, 2013 11:29 AM CST
I've had this plant in my garden since last year. Its putting out plenty of new growth right now. I planted several meadow flower seeds and I can't remember this one.

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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Feb 19, 2013 7:29 PM CST
The foiage looks like dalea purpurea which is a wildflower, It's hard to tell for sure without a bloom.
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 5:51 AM CST
Thanks Sue. I really hope it is dalea purpurea. I don't think it even bloomed last year
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Feb 20, 2013 7:50 AM CST
Hello Cameron, did this plant volunteer in your yard? when was the picture taken, is it evergreen, is the stem woody? Smiling
Answers to these questions will help identify it.
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 8:02 AM CST
Hi Josephine. It may be a volunteer. I planted a packet of meadow flowers mix so I'm not sure if its one of the meadow flowers or a volunteer plant. I went outside and the stem looks a little woody, Its kept its leaves all winter which is why I just now noticed it lol. I tried to take a better picture but its cloudy outside and its starting to rain. I'm hoping its not a weed either.

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Feb 20, 2013 8:29 AM CST
I am sorry but nothing comes to mind right now, it does look promising, let us wait and see what develops later. Smiling
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 8:32 AM CST
Thanks Josephine. I've very curious about what it could be. I'll keep you updated on it. Smiling
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 20, 2013 9:19 AM CST

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I can't say what it is, it looks like an aster of some sort but it could be quite a few other things as well. Hard to tell without the flowers.

It's not Dalea purpurea, though. Dalea purpurea has pinnately compound leaves and this plant's leaves appear to be simple.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 9:47 AM CST
Thanks Kent. I really hope its something that blooms and not a weed.

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