Plant ID forum: Is this an Aconitum?

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Southern Quebec (Zone 5b)
mrperrier
May 23, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Not sure whether is an Aconitum or a type of geranium (meadow geranium?). Stem has fine hairs on it. Thank you.
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kniphofia
May 23, 2016 10:31 AM CST
Difficult to tell from such a close shot. How tall is the plant? Do you have any pics of the whole thing?
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DaisyI
May 23, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Can you tell us your location? Show more of the plant? Tell size of the leaves?
Southern Quebec (Zone 5b)
mrperrier
May 23, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Apologies. I updated my location. Plant is currently about 30 cm tall. Each leaf cluster is about 3-4 cm in diameter. Will go snap a picture later on today of entire plant.
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porkpal
May 23, 2016 12:19 PM CST
Smell a crushed leaf while you're there.
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foraygardengirl
May 23, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Welcome, Mrperrier!
I would say this is perhaps ranunculus acris/meadow buttercup if it has tall fairly straight stems. Or it could possibly be a geranium...that would be a shorter plant with a different stem structure. Some geraniums will give a fragrance if leaves are crushed, but not all do. Hard to say without seeing more than just the leaves. Any chance of getting additional pictures?
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JRsbugs
May 23, 2016 3:54 PM CST
The leaves, and the way the new growth is bursting out the top is like Delphinium. Similar to Delphinium grandiflorum.

http://www.benary.com/article-images/delphinium-grandiflorum...



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Delphinium+grandiflorum+'B...
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foraygardengirl
May 23, 2016 5:19 PM CST
Janet, I just bought Blue Butterfly...I will look at the leaves and stems when I get home.
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JRsbugs
May 23, 2016 6:04 PM CST
foraygardengirl said:Janet, I just bought Blue Butterfly...I will look at the leaves and stems when I get home.


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I can see buds in the lower new growth, before long we should know for sure.

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JRsbugs
May 23, 2016 6:08 PM CST
There are some Aconitum which look like this too. Did you buy Aconitum mrperrier?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Aconitum&source=lnms&tbm=i...
Southern Quebec (Zone 5b)
mrperrier
May 23, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Thanks all for the help. As I am learning there are many plants with similar leaf patterns. This plant was already in the garden when we bought our house, and trying to determine whether we should take it due to toddlers running around. I might wait until it blooms to be sure. Better photos to follow (dark outside).
Southern Quebec (Zone 5b)
mrperrier
May 23, 2016 6:57 PM CST
[quote="JRsbugs"]The leaves, and the way the new growth is bursting out the top is like Delphinium. Similar to Delphinium grandiflorum.

http://www.benary.com/article-images/delphinium-grandiflorum...



]https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Delphinium+grandiflorum+'B...

I'm not sure, because the stems are not quite as dramatically long as the ones in this photo.
Southern Quebec (Zone 5b)
mrperrier
May 23, 2016 6:57 PM CST
porkpal said:Smell a crushed leaf while you're there.


Due to the toxic potential of Aconitum, I'm a little hesitant to crush a leaf. Sad
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foraygardengirl
May 23, 2016 7:14 PM CST
I have contact allergy issues and usually put on gloves to do such things. Just don't put your nose too close Whistling
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sooby
May 23, 2016 7:28 PM CST
Geranium carolinianum?



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HamiltonSquare
May 23, 2016 7:29 PM CST
I agree with Jeanie. Ranunculus acris
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JRsbugs
May 23, 2016 7:56 PM CST
I don't think it quite matches Ranunculus acris?

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sooby
May 23, 2016 7:56 PM CST
I was tossing up between Ranunculus acris and Geranium carolinianum. This picture of R. acris shows similar hairs on the leaves to the ID plant. But I thought the emerging flower buds looked more like the geranium (which does seem to have some hairs). Still sitting on the fence though. I assume the ID plant is believed to be a weed?

Ranunculus acris:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=ranunculus+acris+leaves&clien...
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JRsbugs
May 23, 2016 8:25 PM CST
It doesn't quite match Geranium carolinianum either .. the venation is similar but lacking some near the tips ..


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HamiltonSquare
May 23, 2016 8:31 PM CST
The leaf has several looks on different areas of the plant.

http://wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu/imagelib/imgdetails.php?i...
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