Plant ID forum: Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 20, 2015 9:11 AM CST
Found this one growing in one of my shade beds. It looks like it's going to bloom soon. Does it look familiar to anyone?

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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jul 20, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Penstemon of some sort would be my first guess
Name: stone
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stone
Jul 20, 2015 11:28 AM CST
hackelia?
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/sticksee...

Those leaves look more like borage than penstemmon...
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Name: Rob
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plantrob
Jul 20, 2015 8:29 PM CST
I agree boraginaceae would be where I'd look for a match. Making a match will be easier once those buds burst into flowers.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jul 21, 2015 5:15 AM CST
thanks, guys! hopefully it will bloom soon! I'll post another pic then! Thank You!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jul 30, 2015 7:48 AM CST
well, here is the first tiny blue blossom. It could definitely be borage but *looks* so different from the other borage I have, which has broad leaves, whereas these are much narrower. Maybe it is in more shade, and the shade would make it look a little different? Shrug!

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"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jul 31, 2015 6:46 AM CST
ok I have a better photo now of the bloom and leaves. It does not have the hairiness that borage has.

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I wonder if it is Chinese forget me not, which I have growing in a bed on the other side of my yard?
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