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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jun 14, 2012 7:18 AM CST
Zone 5b. Northeastern Indiana.

Growing in part-sun and natural dry clay soil conditions. Blooming now.

Plant is approx. 2' tall.

Leaves are in opposite pairs, clasping, and fine-toothed.

Bloom stalks emerge from leaf junctures, in the top half of the plant, with single, terminal flowers of about 3/4" in size.

Calyx (is this the right term?) is four part, and flat-sided.


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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jun 14, 2012 7:28 AM CST
maybe one of these:
Delphinium tricorne
Lobelia siphilitica
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jun 14, 2012 7:29 AM CST
or this:
Mimulus ringens
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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2012 7:31 AM CST
My first thought was (Dwarf Delphinium) D. tricorne: http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Delphinium%20trico... but I don't think the leaves match.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jun 14, 2012 7:48 AM CST
Lee Anne, I think you're on the right track...

I'm thinking perhaps - Mimulus ringens L. var. ringens
Allegheny monkeyflower http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MIRIR&photoID=mir...

I'll look at my plant again momentarily and report back. Big Grin
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jun 14, 2012 11:00 AM CST
I don't know...

...to me the blooms still look different, and I can clearly see stamens/pistils in my plant.

I'll try to get better pictures soon. Smiling
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 14, 2012 2:46 PM CST

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The plant looks right to be Mimulus ringens, but I can't see the flowers clearly enough to be sure. If the flowers don't match M. ringens, you might take a look at Trichostema setaceum.

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jun 15, 2012 6:27 AM CST
Thanks, Kent.

[It's not that one. The reproductive units on my plant are tiny, and very close-set to the top center of the inflorescence.]

When I look at a (fairly well-aged) bloom on my plant I see distinctly separate, rather lax and tending to fold over each other, petals (sepals?); one of which sports a much darker purple-blue face.

I may pull blooms off today and bring them into better light to photograph. Smiling
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jun 17, 2012 8:16 PM CST
Okay. I couldn't get a good close-up without removing a bloom and floating it in water, so here it is...in the pool. Big Grin

Now, I'm really, really wondering what this plant is!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jun 19, 2012 6:58 PM CST
I'm finally convinced that this is Allegheny monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens var. ringens).

Here's a fresh bloom.
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