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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Nov 12, 2010 6:37 PM CST
I've been trying to ID this plant for quite a while. I noticed a number of years ago that it was a host for the American Lady cats. And thought it was an artemisia...then lately realized I was wrong! So this year there were much more plants...some years I had only had one single plant, now there's quite a few. Two bloomed recently and that helped a lot, because I hadn't seen one bloom in years. Well, I think it's Gnaphalium obtusifolium, because the blooming plants look like this on the Missouri plants site:
http://www.missouriplants.com/Whitealt/Gnaphalium_obtusifoli...
The blooms on my blooming plant:
Thumb of 2010-11-13/LindaTX8/38a1a1
Well, who knew any Gnaphalium species even grew in this area? So the day after I figured this out, what do you suppose I saw on one of the smaller plants? Some cats, of course! In November???

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Nov 29, 2010 8:24 AM CST
How neat Linda! Save those seed and share!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Nov 29, 2010 10:55 AM CST
I've been trying to save seeds. I have a small amount left...have already given 2 people some seeds.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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