Plant ID forum: Not Amethyst shooting star (Dodecatheon amethystinum) - any ideas?

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 25, 2013 5:55 PM CST
One sprout showed up in my wintersown container, but I rather doubt it's shooting star.





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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Apr 25, 2013 10:38 PM CST
Corydalis sp.?
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 26, 2013 5:41 AM CST
Thanks, Rick.

I did sow two types of corydalis, but not on that same day. I was careful to avoid cross contamination of my plantings this year, but even if I had none of those started that day seem to fit. The anemone is furry, so I cant see it being that one, and the rest are either up in other containers or are pretty much known to me by sight.

These are the ones I started that day:

Streamside Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
Amethyst shootingstar (Dodecatheon amethystinum)
Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Salmon Rose')
Papaver somniferum 'Drama Queen'
(Anemone patens var. multifida)
Fragrant Persian Stonecress (Aethionema schistosum)

I'm thinking it might be a seed that got into that packet unintentionally.

The leaves kind of remind me of a bleeding heart that I have here, but I've never started seeds of those so... Shrug!
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Leftwood
Apr 27, 2013 7:35 AM CST
In my opinion, doubtful that it is any Anemone or Pulsatilla(Anemone) patens.

If you look at my photo here
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=552.msg9691#msg9691
you'll find an assortment that includes Corydalis, Anemone and Pulsatilla in the seventh column. Click on the image, and it is detailed enough for you to zoom in and see. Count from the left, the seventh column is the one that starts (from the bottom) with the tallest white tag.
You can see that Anemone and Pulsatilla have much broader cotyledons, and are held differently. Indeed, yours may not be Corydalis, though. There are many, I would think, that can look like that at such a young stage.

Other things from the top of my head:
parsley
Adlumia
other Apiaceae (Carrot family)
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 27, 2013 6:34 PM CST
Nice seedling pix, Rick. Thumbs up

There's another sprout in the jug today. I'm anxious to see if it's going to be the same type, or the right one. I'll take the one in question out, pot it up, and see how it looks in a week or two. Smiling

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JRsbugs
Apr 28, 2013 6:00 AM CST
It looks very much like Fumaria officinalis which I have growing in my garden, I have seedlings at various stages now and one is much like yours chelle except it might be a little more bluish than green.

I've taken a photo of my seedling but won't be downloading it just yet.

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=FUMAR

Corydalis is in the same family.

http://luirig.altervista.org/famiglienam/fumariaceae.htm

Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 28, 2013 6:37 AM CST
Wow, Janet! I certainly does look like Fumaria officinalis. http://www.online-utility.org/image/gallery.jsp?title=Fumari...

It seems to be displaying the same type of growing habit, too. I'd be very pleased if it turned out to be this plant!

Thanks so much for the direction!
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JRsbugs
Apr 28, 2013 7:17 AM CST
Don't get too excited yet chelle, Corydalis seedlings look very similar. You will find out when it flowers, F. officinalis is an annual, the stems are very delicate and leggy. It likes to grow up amongst supporting plants.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 28, 2013 8:23 AM CST
Hilarious! Oh, I know, Janice.

I just this morning noticed that it also looks similar to Anemone blanda.
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JRsbugs
Apr 28, 2013 1:36 PM CST
Here's two of my Fumaria officinalis seedlings, somehow I don't think yours is this but it still could be. Hilarious! In the young leaves there are slight differences, but seedlings may vary.

Thumb of 2013-04-28/JRsbugs/c3afca Thumb of 2013-04-28/JRsbugs/14ce12 Thumb of 2013-04-28/JRsbugs/751b44
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Apr 28, 2013 2:04 PM CST
They are quite variable, aren't they?

Thanks for the pictures, Janice. Thumbs up

Mine has its second set of leaves now, so I'll try to get new pictures soon.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 6, 2013 7:51 PM CST
This one is looking more and more like Anthriscus cerefolium, which I did plant this year. I'm guessing it was just a stray seed that ended up in the wrong container. No new picture at the moment.
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Leftwood
May 7, 2013 7:22 AM CST
I'm not surprised.

Thanks for the update!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
May 7, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Thumbs up

I'll post a new picture as soon as I get one taken.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
May 7, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Here's the original plant. It's growing very fast now that I've up-potted it.

Thumb of 2013-05-07/chelle/828ceb

Here's another seedling that came from the jug marked as Anthriscus cerefolium. It's a late sprout.

Thumb of 2013-05-07/chelle/f7adfe
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