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Jun 17, 2016 2:32 PM CST
|This plant was mis-labeled as Geum Mrs. Bradshaw.|
It is an evergreen, with low-growing foliage for winter interest
Single blooms are held aloft on wiry, almost leafless stems; it has 1 inch single-petaled bicolor flowers (dark red center, pale reddish petals) that begin blooming in late spring / early summer that continue until (?) as long as they're deadheaded.
What is it?
Jun 17, 2016 2:47 PM CST
|I think its a type of Potentilla.|
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Jun 17, 2016 5:49 PM CST
|@Daisyl thank you for your contribution.|
That's a possibility, but as there are well over 100 species within that genera. . .
Among other possibilities are false strawberries and cinquefoils. . . and let's not neglect another species of Geum!
Jun 17, 2016 6:06 PM CST
|Cinquefoil and false strawberry are common names for various Potentilla. The false strawberry has yellow flowers so seems unlikely. |
Jun 17, 2016 7:24 PM CST
|There is an old potentilla called Miss Willmont that kinda looks like that. It's a place to get you started....|
Jun 18, 2016 6:42 AM CST
|@Leftwood Initially, I thought that was a match. . . until I compared foliage and flowers! On my NOID, the leaves are short and fat, rather rounded on the ends; flowers lack the yellow anthers ringing the dark red central eye and a red basal ring on the petals.|
I might have missed an ID when perusing the database before posting this here in the "Plant ID" forum; I don't think this NOID is in the database.