Plant ID forum: Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

Views: 444, Replies: 12 » Jump to the end
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Orchids Echinacea Dragonflies Peonies Butterflies
Birds Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover Roses Region: Canadian Amaryllis
Image
Daylilybaby
Jul 19, 2015 4:23 PM CST
Would anyone know what is this? I thought it was phlox until a member mentioned that phlox does not have hairy leaves.


Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Jul 19, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Could it be Blue Salvia?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Forum moderator
Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
KentPfeiffer
Jul 19, 2015 5:19 PM CST

Moderator

Without the flowers, it's hard to say, but the narrow, whorled leaves make me think it might be Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Jul 19, 2015 5:37 PM CST
It kinda looks familiar but the stems don't look like Blue Sage (Salvia azurea) to my eyes.

Could it be Anise (Agastache) of some sort, or does that have hairy leaves and stems?
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Leaf image: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=agastache+leaf+images&vi...
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Jul 19, 2015 5:41 PM CST
Forget my last post!

Good eye Kent! Those leaves sure do look like Veronicastrum!
http://ontariowildflowers.com/main/species.php?id=411
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronicastrum_virginicum
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Jul 19, 2015 5:42 PM CST
DLbaby, does that appear to be tiny buds forming on the taller stem on the left in your photo?
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Orchids Echinacea Dragonflies Peonies Butterflies
Birds Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover Roses Region: Canadian Amaryllis
Image
Daylilybaby
Jul 19, 2015 8:03 PM CST
No lin, not yet. There are no sign of buds yet.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Jul 20, 2015 6:32 AM CST
LOL, I've been having vision issues lately and I thought I saw what appeared to be tiny buds.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~

Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
bamira
Jul 22, 2015 4:19 AM CST
the construction of the plants is as Veronicastrum, bud It is hairy
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
Image
foraygardengirl
Jul 22, 2015 11:01 AM CST
I agree it looks like veronicastrum but I can't tell for sure how many leaves are in each whorl. Mine have six leaves, yours only looks like four, unless the picture just doesn't show them all.
:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Orchids Echinacea Dragonflies Peonies Butterflies
Birds Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover Roses Region: Canadian Amaryllis
Image
Daylilybaby
Jul 25, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Veronicastrum it is!! Buds just formed!
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Orchids Echinacea Dragonflies Peonies Butterflies
Birds Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover Roses Region: Canadian Amaryllis
Image
Daylilybaby
Jul 25, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Thank You! everyone!! You guys are awesome. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Jul 26, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Cool!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"