Plant ID forum: Unknown plant

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Name: Elizabeth Mason
UK, Scotland
EPM
Jun 2, 2017 1:21 PM CST
There are several spreading clumps of this plant in my garden. Seems to spread on the surface with no deep roots. Any suggestions?
Many thanks
Elizabeth
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Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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islander
Jun 2, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Can you get a closeup of the leaves, buds, etc? I suspect it might be an Impatiens.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 2, 2017 3:36 PM CST
Monarda sp.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 2, 2017 5:05 PM CST
Other than where the petioles are not visible near the top, the leaves look alternate, and it also looks like there might be ochreas at the leaf bases. So I'm thinking Polygonaceae. If we could have a close-up picture of a leaf base where it meets the stem that would confirm an ochrea (membrane).
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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islander
Jun 2, 2017 5:17 PM CST
Monarda looks right.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 2, 2017 6:21 PM CST
For Monarda the stem would be square and the leaves opposite. The only places that clearly show enough stem show alternate leaves but they do not look as clearly alternate at the top. Hard to tell about the stem.

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