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Jun 6, 2020 6:26 PM CST
|Can someone identify these lovely plants?
Jun 6, 2020 6:42 PM CST
|Its hard to ID plants from just the flowers but,
2. Japanese Anemone
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Jun 7, 2020 5:03 AM CST
|#2 is Anemone canadensis
Windflower (Anemonastrum canadense)
Jun 7, 2020 6:06 AM CST
|Agree with DaisyI and pitimpinai, and I will add:
#1 will be one of the shrubby Dogwood species. Likely candidates - if this plant is growing in central PA - include Cornus amomum, Cornus racemosa, and Cornus sericea or similar relatives in the genus. These are Silky Dogwood, Gray Dogwood, and Redosier Dogwood, respectively.
One of the ways to begin separating that closely related and similar looking species is by each of these seasonal characteristics. Flowers are remarkably alike, but not so the fruit. In this group, the species tend to fall into bluish fruit or whitish fruit. Gray Dogwood has very showy pedicels, especially after birds (many species) avidly glean its fruit.
The species are also separated by what likes to nibble on the foliage. I have long grown Cornus amomum, Cornus drummondii, and Cornus racemosa. Each summer, contingents of caterpillars make munchies of the leaves, and then go on their way (or are consumed as part of the diet of parent birds raising their young).
Almost all the shrubby Dogwood group are easy to grow species, each with some minimal preference for growing conditions. They reward by contributing in multiple seasons (flowers, fruit, foliage, fall color, form, and sometimes stem color) to the organized and the natural landscape. Best of all, they hugely support the cause of nurturing native fauna - and are one of the best inoculants of natural areas yearning to replace invasive exotic understory species with the plants that used to be there.
Wouldn't it be better to have the birds redistributing Dogwood seeds, instead of Multiflora Rose, Bush Honeysuckle, and Common Buckthorn...
Jun 8, 2020 7:33 AM CST
|Thank you all very much for the IDs. All three of you contributed very helpful information.|
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