Plant ID forum: Mock bishop's weed (Ptilimnium nuttallii)

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Name: Christine
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Sep 24, 2011 10:40 AM CST
I have this named Prairie bishop, Bifora americana but not for sure?





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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 24, 2011 6:58 PM CST
Maybe Torilis arvensis (Hedge Parsley)?

http://www.google.com/search?q=Hedge+Parsley+images&hl=en&bi...


: http://www.google.com/search?q=torilis+arvensis&hl=en&biw=14... but the foliage doesn't seem to match for that one.
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Sep 25, 2011 12:34 PM CST
Hi Lin,

Thank you for checking. You're right that the foliage isn't right for Hedge parsley. When I was looking for pics of prairie bishop, I discovered that Ladybird Johnson Wildflower org shows two pics, one looks like hedge parsley (definitely incorrect image) and the other looks much like mine but my flowers aren't so tight together... http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=BIAM2

my foliage is more dill-like but has a sweeter scent. It's a spring flower so I may have to wait to get more info. Shrug!
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Daylilydayzed
Sep 26, 2011 3:41 PM CST
it is Queen Anne"s Lace
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plantladylin
Sep 26, 2011 4:42 PM CST
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's Lace): http://www.google.com/search?q=daucus+carota&hl=en&biw=1436&...
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plantladylin
Sep 26, 2011 4:44 PM CST
For additional comparison, there are also a few images of "Queen Anne's Lace" in the new plant database: Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Sep 26, 2011 5:24 PM CST
I'm thinking it might be Mock Bishop's Weed, Ptilimnium nuttallii?
http://www.missouriplants.com/Whitealt/Ptilimnium_nuttallii_...
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zuzu
Sep 26, 2011 5:50 PM CST

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It's definitely not Queen Anne's Lace, which has a tighter arrangement of petals and always has a dark spot in the middle.
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Sep 26, 2011 6:15 PM CST
My plant very much looks like the Mock bishop's weed! I will look further to confirm but everything looks right from the flower head to the foliage! Thumbs up

Thank you all!!
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Sep 26, 2011 6:54 PM CST
Hooray for Linda!!!!Well, at least I was close with Bishop's Weed. Smiling
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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2011 6:59 AM CST
What's the final verdict on this one? Is the plant in question Mock Bishop's Weed as Linda supplied the link for, or Queen Anne's Lace as Daylilydayzed suggested?
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Sep 27, 2011 7:29 AM CST
It's definitely not the Queen Ann's lace, for many reasons; although it's a good guess - the seed heads confirm that it's not my plant, as well as no red markings.

I'm pretty certain that it's the Mock bishop's weed.

What do you think, Josephine?
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Sep 27, 2011 11:38 AM CST
I agree with Mock Bishop's weed. Smiling
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Sep 27, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Okay then, Mock bishop's weed, Ptilimnium nuttallii it is! I will mark the thread as "Done."

Great job Linda! Thumbs up
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LindaTX8
Sep 27, 2011 1:20 PM CST
You're welcome! Don't know if I've actually see that kind, but I have a Wildflowers of Texas book where you can look things up by flower color. Along with the pic showing those flowers, the description of the leaves sounded right so I googled the species name. I just love my plant books!
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