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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 10, 2012 6:07 AM CST
Tiny Bluet, Small Bluet, Least Bluet. I see a photo needs adding to the db.

Lovely rambling walk. You got me with the ID also. I knew I knew it but drew a blank. Found it though.

Old lady HA! Where?

Lovey dubby
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Sharon
Feb 10, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Ahhhhh, thank you, Anni! That nearly drove me crazy. I went through every plant I'd ever known and though it looked familiar I just couldn't identify it. Of course I know more about medicinal plants than anything else, so maybe that had something to do with it. The foliage looked so much like chickweed, it was the bloom that threw me.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 10, 2012 12:22 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Sometimes we think too hard on something & can't see the forest for the trees. It happens to everyone. I was thinking you may have known it as Mountain Bluet which may or may not be a separate variety. I have not researched that but it seems I always heard "Mountain Bluet" more than anything else.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 10, 2012 12:56 PM CST
I don't know, Anni. If it didn't have medicinal qualities, it wasn't of any use to Aunt Bett, so she didn't teach me a thing about them. I only learned medicinal and edible wildflowers. I vaguely remember this plant, but not much about it; it sure looks a lot like chickweed. And too, plants aren't always the same here as they were in the mountains. Different climate.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 10, 2012 1:26 PM CST
I did a quick check & it seems some of the bluets (madder family) were used for bedwetting & the Cherokee used it for a tea. And it was used for a dye. and:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HOPU3
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Feb 10, 2012 1:44 PM CST
Thanks again, Anni!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 10, 2012 2:48 PM CST
Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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