Plant ID forum: Ajuga? Salvia? Dunno, thought I'd ask...

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Oct 16, 2014 11:28 AM CST
I remember planting some Ajuga a few years ago, thought they died. Also had a Salvia of some sort in this general vicinity that I seem to recall looked a little like it. But, again, that was some years back. After all this time, this little one popped up. Whatcha think it is? Big Grin

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 16, 2014 11:32 AM CST
I'll guess Ajuga.
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 16, 2014 11:33 AM CST
I vote Ajuga also. Looks just like mine
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chelle
Oct 16, 2014 11:37 AM CST
I agree Ajuga.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Oct 16, 2014 11:41 AM CST
Yea!!! That makes me happy because I really didn't like that Salvia--shovel pruned it after two years. Hilarious! Thank you. Smiling
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 16, 2014 11:44 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:Yea!!! That makes me happy because I really didn't like that Salvia--shovel pruned it after two years. Hilarious! Thank you. Smiling


Hurray!

I tip my hat to you.

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 16, 2014 3:53 PM CST
I just googled Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'...
Found very similar images.

Personally... I like salvia lyrata ...
not as a garden plant, but it makes a very nice turf alternative!
(anything is better than useless turf)

I doubt that we're going to know what this is... until the blooms open.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 16, 2014 7:02 PM CST
stone, yep, that is the Salvia I had and dug out. I liked the foliage well enough, but it need a lot more water than I am willing to give plants. Was an experiment that seems to be continuing on an independent basis. Hilarious! Could have set seed? Will be back with photographs when the blooms open. Thank you.
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Name: stone
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stone
Oct 17, 2014 7:16 AM CST
Salvia lyrata should not need extra water...
At my house in the sandhills, it does fine...

Yes... Salvia lyrata is incredibly seedy.... Too seedy for the garden... I pull it after bloom, and toss it out in the yard, in the bare spots.

Very tough native wildflower...

Not sure where my pictures are with the butterflies n bees n stuff....
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 26, 2014 11:35 AM CST
stone, we are in an extreme drought, bordering on Exceptional (the worst category), so all non-desert plants need supplemental water, even those where it wouldn't usually be the case.

Here is the new bloom stalk
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 26, 2014 12:56 PM CST
Debra,
That looks like Salvia lyrata. That bloom stalk will likely be cleistogamous, which means that is will set seeds without blooming. They usually only have the actual flowers in the spring or, occasionally, when there is cooler weather and sufficient rain.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 26, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Danita said:Debra,
...That bloom stalk will likely be cleistogamous, which means that is will set seeds without blooming.


Interesting, Danita. Thumbs up I had no idea that plants could do this. I learned something new today! Big Grin
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 27, 2014 8:10 PM CST
Me too! Thumbs up
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