Plant ID forum: volunteer salvia ?

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North Central Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Pegasys
Jun 12, 2016 5:45 AM CST
any ideas on what variety if indeed a salvia ?




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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 12, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Linaria purpurea. There are some with different colours which have been given a name.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=linaria+purpurea&biw=1440&...
North Central Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Pegasys
Jun 12, 2016 9:21 PM CST
hmmm ... the last couple plants I found near me just showing up out of the blue were suspected UK in origin ... whats up with that JRsBugs Acorn I agree Acorn Thank You! Acorn
My kilt beats the pants off saxon pants especially in summer !
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Jun 13, 2016 6:17 AM CST
It's native to Italy, grows wild in western North America. You're more eastern, but the seeds are sold. I bought seeds, they didn't grow so I tipped the compost on part of the garden, they grew I think at least two years later then spread around. I like them, they don't live for long but you will always get more plants from either seed or sometimes from a runner. Bees love it, it attracts species you wouldn't normally see.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linaria_purpurea
North Central Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Pegasys
Jun 14, 2016 6:07 PM CST
Italian native ... hmmm so sorry for pokin at you then ;} after talking to a neighbor I came to find it was a windblown seed most likely from some neglected forgotten plant ... she had bought it years back and decided she didn't like it . I think it looks good so I will work with it for a while since I like the unusual and what it attracts . many thanks for the ID I agree Thank You! Hurray! nodding Thumbs up Acorn Acorn Acorn
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jun 14, 2016 6:16 PM CST
'sOK. Everyone to their own but it's difficult to imagine not liking this plant. Thumbs up

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