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Jun 30, 2015 4:32 PM CST
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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Here are two pictures of a plant that came with a container I purchased. I cannot ID this plant. It has low growing foliage and the white flower blooms in spring and that is all I know. Does anyone know this plant?
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Jun 30, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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That is what I was thinking but I can't match up the foliage with any
Arabis. The flower sure looks as if it is an Arabis. Thanks for your thoughts. Happy gardening‚ô•
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Jun 30, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Name: greene
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Iberis umbellate or Iberis amara but I am only guessing.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jul 1, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Name: Sue
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Treehugger, the plant came "with" a container, was it a "hitchhiker" with another plant, or just an unnamed plant that you purchased? Just trying to figure out if it may be native or an alien as that may narrow down the possibilities.

It's easier to figure out what it isn't rather than what it is! The leaves are very distinctive in close-up, and so is the involucre below the corolla, which helps to eliminate a lot of things. I pondered about saxifrages for a while because of the leaves, but the flower doesn't seem to fit.
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Jul 1, 2015 3:27 PM CST
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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It did come in a mixed alpine planter with no label. The foliage is interesting and driving me crazier than I usually am trying to match it up to an alpine plant.
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Jul 2, 2015 7:43 AM CST
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Shot in the dark...maybe some sort of silene?
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Jul 2, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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I've written to the nursery with a picture to see if they will be able to ID the plant.
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Jul 4, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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My money is on an alpine Achillea. Compare A. ageratifolia.
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Jul 5, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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My computer was being BAD. I couldn't use it for two days. Finally I'm back. It is Achillea clavennae. I also realized I have Achillea ageratifolia. Thank you for all your time and help.
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Jul 5, 2015 8:26 PM CST
Name: greene
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