Plant ID forum: Mystery plant

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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Apr 24, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Does anybody know what this plant is my uncle has a growing in his yard he says that I gave it to him a couple of years ago but I've never seen it before he lives in Rhode Island. It looks like two different plants. These are the best pictures I could get.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2016 10:33 AM CST
If it's Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) it would probably be happier in a shady spot.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Apr 24, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Is that a second different plant behind the Virginia bluebells?
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Apr 24, 2016 10:39 AM CST
That's what it looks like to me. It looks like a white bloom on one.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Apr 24, 2016 10:52 AM CST
I see one stem of what look like trillium leaves or some shade-loving relative. If you can get a photo of the flower once it opens it would be easier to tell. Both would appear to be liking shade in the afternoon.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Apr 24, 2016 12:02 PM CST
I'll ask him to send another picture but I'll be surprised and jealous if it's white Trillium.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Apr 24, 2016 3:07 PM CST
Cannot be a trillium. It has a stem with opposite leaves.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 24, 2016 3:57 PM CST
The other plant looks like a Peony, see if you can get a photo of the open flower.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Apr 24, 2016 4:11 PM CST
@purpleinopp
@shadegardener I'm sorry I must have left my manners in the bed this morning I had responded without first giving thanks. I didn't even recognize that as a Virginia Bluebell. Trillium would have been a good guess it does have the three leaves and the picture is blurry. I think @leftwood is right that it's not trillum. @jrsbugs he did tell me about that the white Bloom look like a little Rosette so it could be a peony. I asked him to take a better picture of the white bloom and the plant but he's just as busy as the rest of us so it might be awhile thanks for all the help I'll post another picture as soon as I get it.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 24, 2016 4:57 PM CST
Leftwood - your eyes are definitely better than mine! Smiling At first the white flower reminded me of a lady slipper but I don't grow those and have no frame of reference.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Apr 25, 2016 7:05 PM CST
He sent me some new pictures today of The White Flower and it really does resemble a peony but I have never seen leaf's that that look like that on the peony. But who am i to say anything I didn't even recognize the Virginia bluebells. Whistling
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 25, 2016 7:14 PM CST
It could be a species.. here's one with similar leaves..

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=paeonia&biw=1068&bih=697&s...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 25, 2016 7:21 PM CST
The flower is much like Paeonia mlokosewitschii, I had one but it didn't live for long. I think the leaves can be a bronze colour but it could be a hybrid of it.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Paeonia+mlokosewitschii&so...
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Apr 25, 2016 7:37 PM CST
@jrsbugs good job. I think you hit the nail on the head Hurray! Thank You!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 26, 2016 5:00 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

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