Plant ID forum: Lamium?

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Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jun 17, 2014 10:03 PM CST
This looks like a lamium to me, but not sure of the name. Anyone know it and what color the blooms will be?
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Jun 17, 2014 10:33 PM CST
Lamium galeobdolon.
Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jun 17, 2014 10:38 PM CST
Thanks Lori!
Name: Danita
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Danita
Jun 17, 2014 10:38 PM CST
Lamium looks right. I think I've seen the spotting/pattern on Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride' get less defined like that in really shady conditions so that could be a possibility (but I won't swear to that memory! Hilarious! ) If so, then it would have yellow flowers. If it's a Lamium maculatum cultivar then it will have some shade of pink or white, but the leaf shape doesn't look quite right to me. I wouldn't bet $ on it, but I'm leaning toward Lamium galeobdolon for an ID, though. Big Grin

Edit: Oops, cross-posted with Lori. I bow to her seemingly perfect plant identification skills! Smiling
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Jun 17, 2014 10:58 PM CST
Yes, you're right. It's Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'.

Edit: "Perfect"?!? Yikes, wouldn't that be nice (if sort of useless in the real world too)! ;-)
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JRsbugs
Jun 18, 2014 3:50 AM CST
Maybe Lamium galeobdolon subsp. argentatum ..

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Lamium+galeobdol...

http://www.brc.ac.uk/gbnn_admin/index.php?q=node/253

http://www.virboga.de/Lamium_galeobdolon_ssp.argentatum.htm

I'm not totally convinced the leaf shape fits, best wait for flowers.
Name: Meghan
Summerville, South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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mw236
Jun 18, 2014 11:36 AM CST
I agree I'm with JRsbugs... I was leaning toward Lamium galeobdolon, but the leaf shape (specifically the serrations) just didn't seem quite right. Also, the pattern on the leaves seemed a little off.
Either way, I hope we get to see what the flowers look like when it does bloom! I've never been a fan of surprises in general, but I do love plant/flower surprises! Smiling
Name: Lori
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growitall
Jun 18, 2014 7:50 PM CST
mw236 said: I agree I'm with JRsbugs... I was leaning toward Lamium galeobdolon, but the leaf shape (specifically the serrations) just didn't seem quite right. Also, the pattern on the leaves seemed a little off.
Either way, I hope we get to see what the flowers look like when it does bloom!


Umm, just pointing out that no one has suggested that it's anything BUT Lamium galeobdolon... Confused No matter... Smiling

Name: Meghan
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mw236
Jun 18, 2014 9:42 PM CST
Growitall - Right! I was just agreeing with the last bit of JRsbugs comment... in other words.... it looks very much like L. galeobdolon, but the foliage of the plant posted appears (to me) to be slightly different...?
I didn't mean to sound dismissive at all... if anything I am highly impressed by your plant ID skills in this forum and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on that one! I tip my hat to you.

Name: Lori
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growitall
Jun 18, 2014 10:46 PM CST
Sorry, I'm not fishing for personal accolades... Smiling Just to be understood, my only intent was to point out that 3 people commented... and were unanimous on the ID. Anyway, no worries - back to your regular programming. Smiling

Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jun 18, 2014 11:45 PM CST
Maybe Lamium maculatum? http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lamium&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq...
Name: Lori
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growitall
Jun 19, 2014 6:42 AM CST
What colour were the flowers on your plant? Lamium galeobdolon is an early bloomer, with yellow flowers held in the leaf axils - it's possible to miss them because of that.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 19, 2014 9:28 AM CST
Just thought I'd add links to L. galeobdolon that are in the database, there are a few with photos for comparison: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Lamium+galeobdolo...
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Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jun 19, 2014 9:39 AM CST
Thanks for all the help everyone. My friend says it hasn't bloomed yet. She also said it seems more like a rounded single plant than a ground cover like the lamium photos I showed her. Told her to take a photo when it blooms. That may provide the answer.

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