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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jan 26, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Native to Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 26, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Nice hint of purple with that light green. Very pretty!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 26, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Love those soft colors as well as the texture Jay. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 26, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Love it! Thumbs up
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 26, 2015 7:57 PM CST
A cool native here. Usually really purple purple. I've tried to transplant some in the flower beds, but they did not thrive. I haven't tried collecting seeds and trying that method. I suspect it might be a more successful route.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jan 26, 2015 8:13 PM CST
needrain said:A cool native here. Usually really purple purple. I've tried to transplant some in the flower beds, but they did not thrive. I haven't tried collecting seeds and trying that method. I suspect it might be a more successful route.


I think the deep purple ones in your area are Eryngium leavenworthii. I wish we had those here, but we don't.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Eryngium+leavenworthii&rlz=1...



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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 26, 2015 9:04 PM CST
Yes. Those look right. They don't grow everywhere. On this place they mostly grow on the slope of a hill where limestone crops out and crumbles. Poor, thin soil deprived of iron and oxygen to a large degree. Sometimes they come up below that slope and then they are growing in bottom land which is really different soil. They've never spread enough to be classed as a nuisance plant. I thought maybe the plant would get taller and be more lush if it got a chance to grow in a civilized bed Smiling . Not every native plant is agreeable about being housed in a zoo, though, and don't adapt. They prefer to be wild.
Donald
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Jan 27, 2015 8:24 AM CST
@Horntoad Do love the colors as well as the texture. I haven't seen any in Arkansas, but if I did I would try to transplant some in the yard. The poor soil bit that @needrain described fits our place to a "T"!
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 27, 2015 12:05 PM CST
I love these. But darn they are not fun to work around!

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