Plant ID forum: Lyreleaf Sage (Salvia lyrata)

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Name: Christine
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Jun 20, 2015 3:21 PM CST
This showed up this spring and I've been waiting to see if it would flower so I might know what it is. A stem shot up but no flowers that I could see, looks more like seed pods. Any ideas what this is?

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Name: Christine
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Jun 20, 2015 3:27 PM CST
It's a really slow growing plant. Here's what it looks like now.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Aah, it looks like something I found growing in a container a few years ago ... someone on here ID'd it for me but I can't remember what it was called. I'll go look through my pictures and come back and compare if I can find it.
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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Well, I'm not any help. My plant was identified as Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius) which doesn't even look like other photos in the database.

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wildflowers
Jun 20, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Thanks for your effort, Lin! No, your's sure doesn't look anything like the others. I guess with that id you didn't keep the plant.

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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Nope, I didn't keep it ... thought it was a weed. Big Grin and, I guess leaves can be variable: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=rumex+obtusifolius&qpvt=...
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bamira
Jun 20, 2015 3:53 PM CST
It's certainly not Rumex, the young stem similar to the salvia, leaves hairy,
Lamiaceae ...Ajuga ?
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froggardener
Jun 20, 2015 4:03 PM CST
It does look like a salvia, like a lyre leaf without the lyre, Confused
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Thumbs up Ajuga reptans:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ajuga+reptans+leaf+image...


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Danita
Jun 20, 2015 7:10 PM CST
It looks like Salvia lyrata. The leaves can be variable even on the same plant. If you keep the plant around, it will likely produce some lyre-shaped leaves as it gets older. They almost always go into cleistogamous mode when the temperatures warm. That is why you saw bud-set and seed-set but no regular flowering in-between times.

http://www.missouriplants.com/Blueopp/Salvia_lyrata_page.htm...
https://tynnativeplants.wordpress.com/flowers/common-name-2/...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2015 7:19 PM CST
And Christine, you do grow Salvia lyrata don't you? Green Grin!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 21, 2015 9:26 AM CST
nodding Yep, Salvia lyrata grows wild here. Sheesh! I kept thinking it looked kinda familiar with those purple veins. I guess I've never seen it with the round leaves.


Thank you for all your help in solving my 'mystery plant'. Thumbs up
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