Plant ID forum: Wildflowers galore...

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Name: Imaeus
Dayton, ohio
Jul 10, 2014 4:30 PM CST
So I would like to use all plants medicinally in my life plants. Starting small and then becoming a full master of herbalism.

Here are quite a few plants that I took pictures of for identification purposes and the latter. Lol, also just because I enjoy taking pictures of plants.

Now I've noticed this one starts yellow and then turns white. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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This one I know as blue moutain flower from Skyrim...also as blue corn flower.
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This one my mom thought was very pretty...I thought I had another picture of it, but I don't.
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Then there's this one.
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I like the multi coloured flower of this one...
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The yellows of this one...ooh.
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And this is Thistle/crab grass.
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These may be related to the aster or daisy family, but I'm not sure.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Jul 10, 2014 6:16 PM CST


The first two pictures are of Yellow Sweetclover

Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis)

The third pictures is of White Sweetclover (the flowers don't change color)

White Sweetclover (Melilotus albus)

Pictures 4 and 5 look like Chicory.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

6 I don't know.

7 and 8 are Hoary Vervain

Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)

9, 10, and 11 are Flower-of-an-Hour

Flower of an Hour (Hibiscus trionum)

12 and 13 appear to be St. Johnswort, but I don't know which species.

14, 15, 16, and 17 are Musk Thistle

Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)

The last three are of some sort of Fleabane (Erigeron).
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plant Identifier
Jul 10, 2014 6:28 PM CST
Wow, there will be a huge amount to learn about ID'ing plants to pursue that purpose.
1, 2. Melilotus officinalis, yellow sweet clover, a weed.
3. Melilotis alba, actually a different species, not the same plant turning white. White sweet clover - a weed.
4, 5. Lactuca sp.
6. Echium vulgare, a weed.
7, 8. Verbena stricta.
9, 10,11. Hibiscus trionum, flower-of-an-hour.
12-14. Hypericum sp.
15-18. Carduus nutans
19-21. Leucanthemum vulgare, ox-eye daisy.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plant Identifier
Jul 10, 2014 6:32 PM CST
Kent, you may be right about the chicory... The last one is ox-eye daisy though, not any erigeron.
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jul 10, 2014 6:52 PM CST
Photo #6 Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Photo's #15 & #16 remind me of Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Last three photo's may be Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plant Identifier
Jul 10, 2014 8:12 PM CST
The thistle is Carduus nutans. Cirsium vulgare has a very different calyx (as shown in the photos you linked), plus prickles down the midrib of the leaves, which this plant doesn't have.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Jul 11, 2014 9:49 AM CST
All nice flowers, Imaeus!

I'm wondering if ~

19 & 20 is Erigeron, but

21 is Leucanthemum vulgare
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plant Identifier
Jul 11, 2014 12:05 PM CST
Ah, yes... 19 and 20 are different plants than 21!! Thanks for the sharp eye, wildflowers!
Kent was right with fleabane for 19 and 20.
Name: Imaeus
Dayton, ohio
Jul 11, 2014 3:35 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the identifications. I will look up and take notes for next time im on a hike. As well as take more pictures. I will try to not crowd them next time.

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