Plant ID forum: Can some body tell me what plant is this?

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Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Daylilybaby
Aug 20, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Has been in my garden for the last three years. Coming back very year, my husband insists it is a weed and I do not believe him. Please prove him wrong!
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Aug 20, 2014 6:55 PM CST
Try this: Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
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Daylilybaby
Aug 20, 2014 7:09 PM CST
Thank you pirl!! Smiling
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 20, 2014 7:43 PM CST
Sometimes people are quick to say, "Weed", because they don't recognize it as a flower. Make sure you tell him about it!
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 20, 2014 8:57 PM CST
I want this plant so much. I bought one and it died. Will it grow in my area at all?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 20, 2014 9:04 PM CST
7B is the maximum so you may win...or not.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 20, 2014 9:10 PM CST
Thanks. I have so much trouble with zone information. They make it sound like too many things will grow here that won't! Lol.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Aug 20, 2014 10:16 PM CST
It occurs in nature through zone 3! That info needs to be corrected. It's completely hardy here as well.
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Daylilybaby
Aug 20, 2014 10:20 PM CST
They are referring maximum temperature, not minimum!
Name: Lori
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growitall
Aug 20, 2014 10:39 PM CST
Oops, yes, you're right. I'm very used to the minimum zone being the one in question, and also greatly underestimated. The minimum is only out by one zone... not bad! I'll get it corrected, nonetheless.
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Aug 21, 2014 6:20 AM CST
Look at the USDA map though. They show these growing all the way from Canara to Florida and Texas. Does anyone know what they are referring to?

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=VEVI4

It basically says they are native to my state.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Aug 21, 2014 9:17 AM CST
The USDA map means exactly that - it occurs in all the states and provinces coloured green, and the "N" under "Native status" means that it's native, not an introduced weed. The thing to keep in mind with these maps is that they are based on political boundaries, not actual plant ranges (which don't respect political boundaries, needless to say). The plant may not be present in the entire state or province; a plant often occurs only in certain habitat or at certain elevations, which is not indicated on these maps. By clicking on the states, you can get more info sometimes, i.e. the counties the plant has been found in.
Name: Evan
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Aug 21, 2014 4:30 PM CST

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I tried it, from a local nursery, and lost it as well. A beautiful plant. I meant to get it again so thanks for the reminder Daylilybaby. Smiling
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Aug 21, 2014 4:35 PM CST
I might try seeds. Sometimes plants from seeds are easier.

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