Plant ID forum: Plant that volunteered in my Utah garden

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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2013 12:31 AM CST
I had a name for this at one time, but I lost it. Hopefully it's familiar to someone. It just showed up by itself at my house in Utah (zone 5a), and I couldn't find any others growing in the area. I have since moved to Idaho, and I think I saw this same plant, or something similar but much taller, so I'd love to find out again what it is. It was about 2 feet tall when I took these pictures. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 21, 2013 2:45 AM CST
Gaura lindheimeri most likely, or a similar species ..

http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4...

http://www.vcmga.org/2009AGTHighlightedPlants4.html
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 21, 2013 2:51 AM CST
Scrub that, I found Chamerion angustifolium which looks more like it!

http://www.wildflowerchild.info/search.cgi?family_id=12

http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/chamerionangu....

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Chamerion+augustifolium&um=...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 21, 2013 2:57 AM CST
The Plant List gives it as a synonym of Epilobium angustifolium ..

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2790112

ITIS says the opposite!

http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic...
Name: Valarie
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bootandall
Jun 21, 2013 3:35 AM CST
Also look at Epilobium angustifolium, it's in the same family as the Gaura.
Name: Valarie
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bootandall
Jun 21, 2013 3:44 AM CST
well I took to long in the posting, I now agree with Janet
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 21, 2013 6:25 AM CST
bootandall said:well I took to long in the posting, I now agree with Janet


Hi Valarie, your username sounds familiar!

Your post must have gone via pigeon. Rolling on the floor laughing

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dave
Jun 21, 2013 7:01 AM CST

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That's a blast from the past!!! Great to see you Valarie!
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Thanks Janet and Valarie! It's definitely Chamerion angustifolium (Fireweed)! When I saw the name fireweed, that sounded really familiar. I'm excited to have the name again! This one never grew over 3 feet tall, but I saw some along a road the other day that were at least 6 feet tall! Hopefully I can gather some seed!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2013 10:15 AM CST
I agree It looks to be Chamerion angustifolium. Hope you will add some of your pic's to the database:

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2013 10:29 AM CST
Lin, I added them as soon as I found out what it was!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Natalie said:Lin, I added them as soon as I found out what it was!

Thumbs up *Blush* oops, I didn't see them there ... must be in the queue for approval.

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2013 10:39 AM CST
They were approved just after I uploaded them, so they are there somewhere!
Natalie
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Hurray!
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Calif_Sue
Jun 21, 2013 11:43 AM CST

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Green Grin! Thumbs up great sleuthing!
And now don't forget to mark this thread as 'Done'. Green Grin!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2013 12:36 PM CST
I marked it as "done" right before adding the plants to the database! It shows it as done when I look at it.
Natalie
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 21, 2013 12:41 PM CST

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Whoops, my bad! I think I left the thread open too long, that, or I was blind and could use another cup of coffee. nodding
That's my story and I am sticking to it! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2013 12:47 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Coffee always helps! I'm drinking some now! Thumbs up

I was beginning to think that I had a serious lag problem, so I grabbed another cup just in case!
Natalie
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Jun 21, 2013 12:48 PM CST

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Green Grin! Thumbs up whew, OK, so I am not alone! Group hug
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2013 12:49 PM CST
Nope, not alone!!

Hilarious! nodding Group hug
Natalie

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