Plant ID forum: Veronica or salvia

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jan 2, 2015 9:58 PM CST
I'm tired of guessing!
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jan 3, 2015 8:01 AM CST
I'm going to say Veronica. But I have no expertise! The leaves don't look right for Salvia to me.
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 3, 2015 10:28 AM CST
What shape are the stems? If they are square, the plant is most likely a Salvia. Veronica would have round stems.

May I ask if Veronica and Salvia are the only two options here? Did you get the tags mixed up? or could it be an entirely different plant?
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jan 3, 2015 1:38 PM CST
I agree with Veronica.
It's definitely not a Salvia.

Remember, it's the flower morphology that determines which genus a plant is placed and not stem or leaf morphology. Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 3, 2015 1:46 PM CST
To my eyes it looks like
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 3, 2015 5:24 PM CST
or maybe Veronica/Speedwell 'Sunny Blue Border'??
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plantladylin
Jan 3, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Speedwell (Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue')
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 3, 2015 5:53 PM CST
(Great minds may think alike. Rolling on the floor laughing )

The thread "Need ID for plant growing in my garden" in Plant ID forum

Does your plant have 'hairy' stems?
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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jan 3, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Y'all are GOOD! @plantladylin the photo from the database is dead on with mine. (Veronica spicata) The Sunny Border Blue is too purpley. So I looked at the other spicata photos and lo and behold @Joy and I did a trade many yrs ago, it had to have come from her. Thank You!
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 3, 2015 9:16 PM CST
That sounds wonderful Kaby. Now we will all send you our mailing addresses so you can send us cuttings. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jan 4, 2015 10:16 AM CST
@greene well let me hold on to this one for awhile.I know you are kidding but I do have some nice hedychium gingers that would grow nicely in your 8b garden. nodding
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 4, 2015 10:32 PM CST
Oops, sorry I spelled your name incorrectly Kabby. *Blush*
Yes, I was only kidding. Hilarious! Those gingers are beautiful; let's talk again when spring is near. Thank You!
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Joy
Jan 5, 2015 9:03 PM CST
yep,that's a Veronica. Hope you figured out which one because I can't remember which one it is @kabby.
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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jan 6, 2015 8:03 PM CST
@Joy it's the veronica spicata that Lin pictured above. I'm just glad I have an ID, it's a pretty little plant.

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