Plant ID forum: Solve this Myster plant for my aunt

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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jun 6, 2013 10:24 AM CST

My aunt has this flower and we are stumped as to what it is. The folliage is fernish, or even a bit yarrowish. The bloom is similar to filipendula. It is about 18 inches tall.

Anyone know what it is?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 6, 2013 12:13 PM CST
I wonder if it could be "Yarrow"? Achillea millefolium? Scroll down this page for images of flowers and leaves:

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jun 6, 2013 12:17 PM CST
Lin,
I thought of that. It is close, but not quite the same. Unfortunately I am not there to take better pics. I was actually lucky to get the pics I did. Hilarious!
Thank you
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 6, 2013 12:33 PM CST
jvdubb said:It is close, but not quite the same. Unfortunately I am not there to take better pics.

Hopefully someone will come along and recognize it or at least be able to give some suggestions as to what your aunt's lovely flowers may be!

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 8, 2013 5:20 AM CST
This could be Filipendula vulgaris ..

http://tcf.bh.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/dol/dol_terminal.pl?taxon_...

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Filipendula_vulgaris_...

http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id64701/?taxonid=39607&ty...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2013 7:21 AM CST
Oh Janet, I'm so glad you saw this thread ... you are so good at identifying plants for us!

For more comparison, check out photo's and info for Filipendula vulgaris in the ATP database: Meadowsweet (Filipendula vulgaris)
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 8, 2013 8:18 AM CST
If that's correct Lin! I have a feeling it is, it took me a while to recognise it but I came back and put my thinking cap on. Hilarious! I have Filipendula ulmaria growing wild and that's what brought me to Filipendula, the flowers look similar.

Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jun 8, 2013 1:09 PM CST
THANK YOU!!!!! My filipendula instict wasn't wrong. Just the folliage fooled me.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 8, 2013 1:25 PM CST
It was the foliage which fooled me too Jennifer, and by the time I came back to this thread I had forgotten you mentioned Filipendula. Hilarious!

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