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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 2, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Scads and scads of these are growing on the side of the road blooming beautifully right now. I hopped out & pulled one up - it came home with me. I potted it up too. Thumbs up This is in Columbia County FL. Zone 8b.



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Hairy leaves both upper side & under side. Hairy, square bloom stalk.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 2, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Is it small? Possibly henbit. We get that weed every year.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 2, 2016 6:11 PM CST
The flowers do look like Henbit but the leaves don't wrap around the stem.

Does it have a square stem? What is the texture of the leaves? How big is it?

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 2, 2016 6:43 PM CST
No, this is not henbit. I stated in the initial post that the bloom stem is square and hairy. The leaves, both upper & lower surfaces are hairy. These blooms are considerably larger than henbit -- at least than the henbit we get around here. Also bloom color is different than henbit.
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 2, 2016 7:25 PM CST
Sorry! I didn't even see what was written under your photos.

A square stem puts it squarely in the 'some sort of mint' camp. Does it have an odor when you crush the leaves? How big?

Daisy
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 2, 2016 7:34 PM CST
Stachys floridana?

http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=stfl4_002_ahp...

It has a tuber but if you pull the plant out it will break off, I 'guess' it makes roots as well but that is a guess.

http://carteret.ces.ncsu.edu/files/library/16/2-FloridaBeton...

http://www.southeasternflora.com/view_flora.asp?plantid=801#

The lower lip looks to be split, not sure if that fits. There doesn't seem to be anything else which fits.

http://www.southeasternflora.com/search.asp?page=3&familynam...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 2, 2016 8:23 PM CST
Nope Janet, it isn't Stachys floridana. I have that growing all over the place on this property. Actually it was the dh who said it was the "same stuff that's all over our place" that got the whole "thing" started. Whistling I told him it wasn't & he was being stubborn so I made him pull over so I could get some to prove I was right. Hilarious!

That's twice now that I have forgotten to state that I did check for any odor & there was none. I crushed a leaf & nothing, not a whiff of anything. That really surprised me.

As to how big it is..... I will have to go out tomorrow & take a photo with the tape measure to demonstrate size.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 3, 2016 5:09 AM CST
Maybe it's Salvia lyrata without the typical leaves.

http://companionplants.com/catalog/product_info.php?products...

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Salvia+lyrata&mobi...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Salvia+lyrata&source=lnms&...

http://www.eattheweeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Salvia...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 3, 2016 5:31 AM CST
You may have hit it Janet. I'm going to check it out.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 3, 2016 5:56 AM CST
I think it is S. lyrata Ann, some of the leaves in your photos show a little of the typical shape. The red staining fits, and the whorled basal leaves.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 3, 2016 6:58 AM CST
I think so too Janet. The color of the blooms is right. The plant I have is a baby relatively speaking. I took a look after my last post & am sure that's what it is. I'm going to take some more photos today. Yesterday before I pulled it up, it had 2" of rain pounding it so the blooms were ragged.
Okay, I have chores to do & then I can get to fun stuff playing with plants & taking photos.
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 3, 2016 7:10 AM CST
Could it be Salvia lyrata?

Lyreleaf Sage (Salvia lyrata)
http://floridata.com/Plants/Lamiaceae/Salvia%20lyrata/743
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Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 3, 2016 9:48 AM CST
Yes, Janet nailed it, Apr 3, 2016 6:09 AM CDT.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 3, 2016 9:51 AM CST
I missed the description at the bottom of the post. Oops! *Blush*
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 3, 2016 11:43 AM CST
Don't worry about it Celia.


Here's a nice shot of the lyre leaf


Entire plant. This pot is 5" across so you can tell the plant is just a baby yet.


Database here I come! Smiling
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GrammaChar
Apr 4, 2016 6:02 PM CST
You will love this Salvia Lyrata. Bees and butterflies both visit for nectar, interesting foliage, self-seeds (but not in an invasive way), and the deer don't bother it. Glad you got one!
GrammaChar
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 4, 2016 7:37 PM CST
GrammaChar said:You will love this Salvia Lyrata. Bees and butterflies both visit for nectar, interesting foliage, self-seeds (but not in an invasive way), and the deer don't bother it. Glad you got one!


Thanks! I'm going to have more than one. Green Grin! I have seeds on order as of last night. Hilarious! Hilarious! This is native to FL (& the whole US) and I am into wildflowers. We have acreage and most of my gardening these days consists of sowing wildflowers all over the property.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 4, 2016 7:38 PM CST
BTW, @GrammaChar what is that in your avatar? It is stunning!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Texas (Zone 8a)
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GrammaChar
Apr 4, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Oh....had to look up meaning of avatar. I'm pretty good with the camera, but not so great with computers. I have to call my fourteen year old grandson frequently for tech support. Old dog/new tricks syndrome.
But I digress....it's an Indian Paintbrush. The front pasture is full of bluebonnets and paintbrushes right now. Those will soon give way to the Indian Blankets and Mexican Hats. I've worked on this three acres for sixteen years - and the rewards are bountiful. Gardening is not a destination, it's a journey. But it sure feels good when things turn out right!



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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2016 8:10 PM CST
That is a new perspective on Indian Paintbrush. Love it! So glad the question was asked.

Daisy

PS: My mother in law learned to use a computer at the age of 70 something. My husband owns a computer company so for us, it was hard to believe that in these times, someone was computer illiterate - especially Hubby's own mother. It was so much fun teaching my mother in law to use it (an early WordWrite so didn't do much except type and store). She was an author so it was a real benefit that she gain this new knowledge but for the first couple years, all her stories were about that d.. .n computer.

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