Plant ID forum: unknown native?

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Name: Molly McKinley
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MollyMc
Aug 7, 2016 1:46 PM CST
I can't remember if I planted this or maybe if a bird did but I sure don't know what it is... do you?
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Aug 7, 2016 2:38 PM CST
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 7, 2016 2:48 PM CST
Oooh, so pretty. Could it be Vernonia (Ironweed) of some sort?
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Aug 7, 2016 2:50 PM CST
I think a Centaurea sp...
https://www.google.be/search?q=centaurea&espv=2&biw=1266&bih...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 7, 2016 2:59 PM CST
Good eye Myriam! It sure does look like Centaurea; here are a few bloom photos from the database for comparison:
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Name: Molly McKinley
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MollyMc
Aug 7, 2016 3:52 PM CST
They certainly look similar. The flowers on this are actually pale pink. Although the leaves up under the bloom stalks seem narrow, the ones further down are broader. Seems to be some kind of centaurea. Even with the name, I don't recall buying one of these.

But then my memory isn't what it once was.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 7, 2016 4:44 PM CST
I found out that Centaurea is not a Florida native plant, but it should be in the Asteraceae family..
http://floridayards.org/fyplants/index.php?error=1®ion=&cat...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 7, 2016 5:33 PM CST
Stokes Aster is a Florida native; there are a few in the database for comparison: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Stokes+Aster&butt...
http://hawthornhillwildflowers.blogspot.com/2015/09/stokes-a...
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 12, 2016 2:19 AM CST
Could it be Brickellia cordifolia?
I just saw a photo of Brickellia cordifolia, thought of this post and had to track it down. Smiling
It is such a cute plant. Love it! Lovey dubby
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 12, 2016 7:00 AM CST
That does look like it Danita! Thumbs up
Name: Molly McKinley
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MollyMc
Oct 30, 2016 11:40 AM CST
I do believe you found it Bonita. I still do not know if I put it here or not, but based on what I have read on the plant, it wants to be here and I do too. I let the seeds come out and did not harvest. Hopefully they will self seed and multiply. These beds have native self grown floss flowers and Elliots Astors that I put in. This plant should feel right at home.

Thanks for all your efforts.

Molly
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 30, 2016 11:52 AM CST
Actually it was Danita who found the id: Brickellia cordifolia. Smiling
It is very pretty, hope they'll reseed for you!

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