Plant ID forum: Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis);Purple flowers, thin leaves, square stem

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 6, 2015 11:12 AM CST

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These were winter sown by @Trish and the label rubbed off before we could transplant them out. We can't figure out what it is and would be grateful if anyone else knew.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 6, 2015 11:54 AM CST
I'm so not good at identifying but could it be a variety of Lythrum (Loosestrife)?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 6, 2015 11:58 AM CST
Did you sow Hyssop Dave?

http://hemp-eaze.com/9-essential-herbs-2/hyssop/

http://www.ricola.com/en-us/World-of-herbs/Ricola-herbology/...

http://www.cnseed.org/hyssop-hyssopus-officinalis.html

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 6, 2015 12:02 PM CST
Super Sleuth Janet, you are so good at recognizing plants and bugs. It does look like Hyssop Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jun 6, 2015 2:52 PM CST

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Janet- the problem is that the only seeds that were unaccounted for was sea thrift, which this is clearly not Confused

A true mystery!

You are right, though, it does look like a hyssop.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 6, 2015 3:08 PM CST
It sounds as though there was a seed mix-up Trish. Something which often seems to happen, but Hyssop is pretty and a useful plant.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jun 6, 2015 3:29 PM CST

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It will fit right at home (already has, actually) in my butterfly garden with it's friend salvias and agastaches Green Grin!

I guess I've been lucky (?), this is the first time that I've ever had seeds from a company mixed up.
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