Plant ID forum: Unknown Plant - Wildflower?

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Name: Ann Kerr
Southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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akerr725
Jun 23, 2013 11:09 AM CST
A friend gave me a plant that he found along a river bank in the southwest area of Kentucky. Can anyone identify?


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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 23, 2013 11:14 AM CST
Indian pink, maybe.

Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)

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Name: Ann Kerr
Southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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akerr725
Jun 23, 2013 11:46 AM CST
Thanks, Sharon.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 23, 2013 11:58 AM CST
Wow, that's a neat looking plant! Thanks for posting it, Ann. And Welcome!
Heh, looks like it might grow here, too! Big Grin But it's certainly not "pink!" Hilarious!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 23, 2013 12:27 PM CST
You're welcome, Ann - took me awhile to remember.
So glad you are here at ATP.

It's like Silene, Woof - called 'pink' because the petals are pinked, as in pinking shears.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 23, 2013 12:35 PM CST
Which then makes me wonder about the origin of the term 'pinked'...??
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 23, 2013 12:51 PM CST
Ha! Had to go look. This from Wikipedia:
"The color pink is named after the flowers called pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers—the verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from German "pinken" = to peck).[11] As noted and referenced above, the word "pink" was first used as a noun to refer to the color known today as pink in the 17th century. The verb sense of the word "pink" continues to be used today in the name of the hand tool known as pinking shears."
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Name: Ann Kerr
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akerr725
Jun 23, 2013 1:10 PM CST
WOW! You ladies are just too, too much!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 23, 2013 1:17 PM CST
Big Grin Pretty easy to fit right in, Ann!
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 27, 2013 11:36 PM CST
Wow! That is a beautiful plant! Looks like it will grow in my zone too, and seems to fit right in with the conditions I have. I'm so glad I came across this one!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jul 24, 2013 9:25 AM CST
Natalie - I have Spigelia marilandica and it survived in my zone 5 with minimal protection.

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Natalie
Jul 26, 2013 9:11 AM CST
Thanks for letting me know Toni!!
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jul 26, 2013 10:46 AM CST
Oh, and that's with very little mulch protection and in semi-arid conditions. I don't keep my plants very well watered as I prefer xeric.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jul 26, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Even better!
Natalie

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