Plant ID forum: Plant id needed

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Name: Dallas
Salina, ks 67401 (Zone 6a)
HardyHibiscus
Apr 25, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Trying to help my neighbor id this plant. For me theres not alot to go by to help id it, but thought someone here might recognize it. Leaves are 8 to 10 inches long and about 1 inch wide and smooth. Located in salina kansas zone 6a. Hopefully the pics can help
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Name: Lauri
North Central Washington (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Apr 25, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Liatris maybe?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 26, 2016 5:34 AM CST
It could be Liatris Lauri! This has been bugging me. Hilarious!

Look at the leaf description and photo of Liatris spicata ..

"The leaves are linear in shape and their margins are smooth (entire). Each leaf has a distinct central vein. Both the upper and lower leaf surfaces are light to medium green and glabrous to sparsely hairy."


http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Liatris
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Apr 26, 2016 6:17 AM CST
I'm leaning towards Stokesia
Name: Dallas
Salina, ks 67401 (Zone 6a)
HardyHibiscus
Apr 26, 2016 10:07 AM CST
First off, thanks for the help. Based on the pictures ive looked at im leaning towards Stokesia as jvdubb suggested. The way liatris grows doesnt seem to match. When i get home from work and ask my neighbor if either of these sound familiar. He planted them years ago and cant remember. So maybe the names will spark a memory. Hes an elderly gentlemen and im helping him maintain and identify his garden plants. Thanks again for the help. I will let you all know what he says
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
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jvdubb
Apr 26, 2016 11:18 AM CST
Welcome!
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crazypetunias
Apr 26, 2016 1:47 PM CST
If you are still looking for a match - try mexican shell flower/Tiger Flower
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 26, 2016 2:04 PM CST
The foliage on Tiger Flower is ribbed and goes up the flower stem, it's a bulb. I grew trays of them years ago from seed I got off some I grew but they don't live for long here.
Name: Dallas
Salina, ks 67401 (Zone 6a)
HardyHibiscus
Apr 26, 2016 6:17 PM CST
After visiting with my neighbor he said none sound familiar. But i believe stokesia is most likely what it is. It did not flower last year but maybe will this year. I will repost if i find anything new. Thanks again for all the ideas and help

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