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Jan 13, 2016 5:03 PM CST
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
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Can anyone identify this plant? It has white pearl shaped flower. I think it's a perennial
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Jan 13, 2016 5:49 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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My eyes aren't cooperating very well right now so this is a guess but I wonder if it could be Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum)? There are a few listed in the database: http://garden.org/plants/brows...
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Jan 14, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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I was thinking of the False Solomon's Seal/Maianthemum racemosum . Just a guess on my part.
Was the photo taken at a botanical garden?
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Jan 14, 2016 9:01 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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@greene, Good eye ... with the more erect flower stems, it does look more like False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
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Jan 14, 2016 9:18 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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I'm doubting though I am not familiar with this plant..
I've pointed out some elements that don't seem to agree with False Solomon's Seal
The leaves appear to grow in whorls not alternate..
The flower stem branches out..
The berries look to be dark blue..
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Jan 14, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Yep, I said mine was only a guess. Hope we discover the identity of this one because it looks like a keeper.
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Jan 14, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
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Hey I looked at the comparisons of the false solomons and it's not that. The stem is very thick and fleshy
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Here's another pic of it. It is definitely s keeper that I took some cuttings of it at the garden. It produces spires of white flower in summer
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Jan 14, 2016 2:24 PM CST
Name: greene
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woodenman12 said:... I took some cuttings of it at the garden.


At which garden? Was this a botanical garden, or someone's private garden? It may help to narrow down the possibilities.

Also, you say it blooms in the summer. So are these photos from a couple of months ago or is the plant currently in bloom.
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Jan 14, 2016 2:53 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Looks somewhat familiar. I wonder if it's a variety of Lysimachia?
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Jan 15, 2016 7:43 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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The leaves overlap on a pseudostem like Zingiberaceae.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

The flowers are terminal, similar to Globba.

There's a lot of species ..

http://www.golatofski.de/Pflan...

Look at the photo in the right column by Tony Rudd, labelled "Globba?"

http://picssr.com/tags/globba/...
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Jan 15, 2016 7:56 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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The last link isn't available now, but I found the same photo on flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
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Jan 15, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Which of these Globba plants might have the blue colored seed pods?
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Jan 16, 2016 1:49 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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In some pictures the leaves of Pollia japonica look close, not quite so much in others. It does have white flower spikes and blue berries. What do you all think - Google pics of Pollia japonica:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...

Also this page of foliage pics that do look close:
http://www.fpcn.net/a/caobenhu...
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Jan 16, 2016 2:39 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Yes!!!! The flowers are arranged in whorls along the stem, it all looks correct. Thumbs up

http://www.efloras.org/florata...

http://www.missouribotanicalga...

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Jan 16, 2016 4:26 PM CST
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
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Yes that's it! Thank you! Hurray!
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Jan 17, 2016 6:58 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Great! It's a nice looking plant, and according to the websites hardier than it looks. Only downside, according to one of Janet's links, is that it may be invasive.
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Jan 17, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
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Yes when I was in the garden it was sending some rhizome into the mulched path so I did a little maintenance/cuttings Smiling
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