Plant ID forum: Another mislabeled plant.

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
May 18, 2016 6:16 PM CST
The label says Silene flos-jovis but now that I see these inflo's it looks like it isn't that. Maybe a plantago? It was a gift plant. Quicker to get an answer from you all most of the time.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 18, 2016 6:24 PM CST
It looks like Plantago to me.
Plantain (Plantago major)
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+000...

Tall Coastal Plantain (Plantago subnuda)
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+000...

A few more here: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-genus=...
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 18, 2016 6:39 PM CST
I have to agree with that.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
May 18, 2016 11:54 PM CST
Thats what I thought. Bummer.The up side is that I'll let it flower and do it's thing then get a good photo of it's roots when I yank it out. Now i know how to grow plantago major on purpase and I can eat it to Crossing Fingers!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
May 19, 2016 7:34 AM CST
The butterfly larva like to eat it too, so it is not a bad thing. Smiling
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 9:48 AM CST
It's just not appropriate for beautification of a cemetery garden Josephine. We do have a large butterfly presence here though. Trying to grow enough Asclepius too get a way station designation but we're not there yet. We have plenty of nectar and pollen sources for 63 native bee species and we have lots of moths, buttefly and birds. Our planting need to be attractive to the public who visit and to the families of those burried here. If it's a California native then maybe the Natve Plants Demonstration Garden might take it of my hands. Thanks for the info. Food for thought and butterfly! I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
May 19, 2016 10:40 AM CST
I am glad you are doing a good job for the pollinators in your part of the country. Keep up the good work Smiling
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