Plant ID forum: Can anyone identify this flower/plant picture?

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lewisjabbawocky
Aug 11, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Hi All,

I'm new to these forums and have a rather unusual (presumably) request. I wonder if anyone can identify, or give some pointers perhaps, to the identification of the flower in this watercolour picture?

Appears to be some sort of water type flower/plant but I don't know enough of such things in order to identify it.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you all in advance ...
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 11, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Welcome!

The flowers remind me of Episcia:
https://www.google.be/search?q=episcia&espv=2&biw=1201&bih=6...
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lauribob
Aug 11, 2016 8:16 AM CST
Maybe a lungwort?
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 11, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Yes, I think Lauri is right, Lungwort looks more probable!

lewisjabbawocky
Aug 11, 2016 8:49 AM CST
lauribob said:Maybe a lungwort?


Many thanks for the prompt replies. I'm pretty sure you're correct Lauri - having Googled lungwort images it looks spot on to me, especially the spotted leaves and tubular stem.

Really appreciate your help ...

Regards,
Lewis
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plantladylin
Aug 11, 2016 9:40 AM CST
I agree, it looks like a beautiful Pulmonaria; there are many listed in the database with photos: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Pulmonaria&button...
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lewisjabbawocky
Aug 11, 2016 12:25 PM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]I agree, it looks like a beautiful Pulmonaria; there are many listed in the database with photos: ]http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Pulmonaria&button...

Many thanks for the confirmation, Lin, and everyone else.

Just as a matter of curiosity having Googled Pulmonaria I read this is a flower/plant native to Europe and Asia (I'm British, resident in the UK) but notice the confirmations/clarifications have principally come from residents of the US of A. Am I to presume this is a 'common', or should I say well known, plant/flower in North America also nowadays? Just curious ...

I should say I don't know a great deal about plants/flowers, but I really love art (especially watercolours) and in the UK for many local artists plants/flowers are very popular subject matter - much the same as the States I presume. Consequently I occasionally buy such pictures, which I find beautiful, but have no idea exactly what the subject matter is. It's great to know precisely what a picture, you happen to appreciate, is actually of! Pulmonaria! I'll always remember that now!

It's also great to have found this forum with people so helpful. Again, many thanks for all your knowledgable assistance ...

Lewis
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lauribob
Aug 11, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Lewis,
Welcome to our website! It's a great place to learn things and see beautiful pictures of flowers. Pulmonaria is quite common as a garden plant in the US. Many of our favorite plants come from all over the world as people move around and bring a bit of home with them or see something beautiful and just have to have it. There is a growing movement to return to "native" plants with many gardeners, but honestly, so many plants are integrated into our cultivated and wild landscape that it's kind of hard to even know what is truly "native" anymore. It can be a bit of a challenge to determine which plants, that are lovely in their native habitat, occasionally end up being invasive and a threat to the native plants in a new location. By the time a problem is known, it's frequently too late to put that cat back in the bag, so to speak.
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