Plant ID forum: Silvery Yarrow (Achillea clavennae)

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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Jun 30, 2015 4:32 PM CST
Here are two pictures of a plant that came with a container I purchased. I cannot ID this plant. It has low growing foliage and the white flower blooms in spring and that is all I know. Does anyone know this plant?
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bamira
Jun 30, 2015 4:48 PM CST
maybe Arabis
https://www.google.cz/search?q=symphytum+tuberosum&biw=1252&... I tip my hat to you.
Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jun 30, 2015 5:17 PM CST
That is what I was thinking but I can't match up the foliage with any
Arabis. The flower sure looks as if it is an Arabis. Thanks for your thoughts. Happy gardening‚ô•
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 30, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Iberis umbellate or Iberis amara but I am only guessing.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 1, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Treehugger, the plant came "with" a container, was it a "hitchhiker" with another plant, or just an unnamed plant that you purchased? Just trying to figure out if it may be native or an alien as that may narrow down the possibilities.

It's easier to figure out what it isn't rather than what it is! The leaves are very distinctive in close-up, and so is the involucre below the corolla, which helps to eliminate a lot of things. I pondered about saxifrages for a while because of the leaves, but the flower doesn't seem to fit.
Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 1, 2015 3:27 PM CST
It did come in a mixed alpine planter with no label. The foliage is interesting and driving me crazier than I usually am trying to match it up to an alpine plant.
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jul 2, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Shot in the dark...maybe some sort of silene?
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Jul 2, 2015 8:53 AM CST
I've written to the nursery with a picture to see if they will be able to ID the plant.
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Jul 4, 2015 8:53 PM CST
My money is on an alpine Achillea. Compare A. ageratifolia.

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bamira
Jul 4, 2015 10:22 PM CST
a few choice Achilea Rolling on the floor laughing
ACHILLEA CLAVENNAE
http://garden.rcplondon.ac.uk/Plant/Details/17
http://ozolistadaudzetava.lv/lv/ziemcietes_/a-ziemcietes
http://ozolistadaudzetava.lv/f/galleries/original/1801242.JP...
Achillea brachyphylla
http://ngoosen.fotki.com/asteraceae/achillea/achilleabrachyp...
Achillea ageratifolia
http://kallima.sk/species.php?plant=20
http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id46684/
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Jul 5, 2015 5:22 PM CST
My computer was being BAD. I couldn't use it for two days. Finally I'm back. It is Achillea clavennae. I also realized I have Achillea ageratifolia. Thank you for all your time and help.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 5, 2015 8:26 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! @bamira

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