Plant ID forum: Which is the Lamium?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 8, 2011 12:12 PM CST
I think this is an older variety but haven't been able to locate it. Any suggestions?





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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 5:27 PM CST
Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ looks good..

http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.305.100

http://www.gardenersworld.com/plant-detail/PL00003667/457/de...

I'm seeing some with silver over most lf the leaf also called Beacon Silver, but I came across another. Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’ which also looked the same. I found that on the Heritage plant site and it does have stripes in the middle of the leaves, but the flowers are more robust.

http://www.moodysnursery.com/index.php?m=view&file=plantdeta...

http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.305.150

However, the description for Beacon Silver is:

"This classic selection forms a spreading patch of small silver leaves with a narrow green edge"

For Chequers:

"This vigorous selection forms a spreading patch of small heart-shaped green leaves with a silvery stripe down the middle"

It would appear to be Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’.

If you search on the site for Lamium iit brings up 15 varieties.

On another site here the description for Chequers is different!

http://woottensplants.co.uk/plview.asp?ID1=5125

That's more or less supported ..

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2881/

Hmmm!

http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/52713/enlarge

http://www.pflanzen-traum.de/product_info.php?products_id=69

http://www.kurtbluemel.com/botanical/perennials_l.html

http://rockimea.appspot.com/plant/RM-00224.html

Chequers looks to be winning!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 6:17 PM CST
Do you think it lost it's brown spots? Hilarious!

I think Lamium maculatum is safe.
[Last edited by JRsbugs - Nov 8, 2011 6:20 PM (+)]
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2011 6:28 PM CST
I would go with Lamium maculatum also.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 8, 2011 7:07 PM CST
I think you are both right. The pictures were taken in late October which is fall here. There probably is more bloom earlier in the season I'll add it to the data base.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2011 8:10 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 8, 2011 8:12 PM CST
Thanks to you both...You are my go to people for ID's
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Janet is the BEST! I have a difficult time comparing photo's so unless it's a plant that I'm definitely familiar with ... I just guess.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Nov 9, 2011 5:21 AM CST
*Blush* My experienced eye must have come from comparing all those tiny details in bugs. Hilarious!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 9, 2011 6:12 AM CST
JR: I'm sure your experience comparing the tiny details of bugs has helped with identification of plants as well! As I age, my eyesight isn't what it used to be but I was never good with details anyway Big Grin I'd probably do better if I'd take my time but I almost have to have two photo's side by side or see the plants in person to tell the differences. I try to go back and forth from photo's posted here to photo's on the internet but it's still hard for me to identify in that manner ... and my very short attention span doesn't help. Big Grin

You are a huge asset to this ID Forum and I, for one really appreciate your help! Thumbs up
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Nov 9, 2011 7:10 AM CST
Thanks Lin, I'll try to continue! I'm not so young any more either, but luckily my eye sight is good.

I have trained my brain to recognise what I'm looking at, I won't let it do anything else. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 9, 2011 8:10 AM CST
LOL, I need to re-train my brain!
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