Plant ID forum: Three more plants to ID please!

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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jul 31, 2017 1:02 PM CST
Me again I tip my hat to you.

Here are four more things I did not plant but have taken up residence. I hope it's okay to post all at once.

Thanking in advance.

First, this is interesting:
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And this is petit and beautiful:
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Here it is next to the Tidy Tips:
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And here's another petit beauty--I was looking for the proper name of the leaf shape since it's mixed up with others and hard to see, but I couldn't find it. My best description is sawtoothed.
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And lastly, I suspect this one is a weed. I would pull it but fear I might regret it if it turns out to be something that butterflies or bees love.
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That's all for today! Green Grin!

AKA Joey.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 31, 2017 1:14 PM CST
1. Maybe Borage. Post it again when the flowers open
2. Siberian Wallflower, Cheiranthus Allionii
3. Blue Baby Blue Eyes, Nemophila menziesii

These all come in wildflower mixes (along with Tidy Tips). I'm surprised you haven't shown us 5-Spots yet. Smiling

4. You're right, a weed. I pull these up all the time.
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jul 31, 2017 1:35 PM CST
DaisyI said:1. Maybe Borage. Post it again when the flowers open
2. Siberian Wallflower, Cheiranthus Allionii
3. Blue Baby Blue Eyes, Nemophila menziesii

These all come in wildflower mixes (along with Tidy Tips). I'm surprised you haven't shown us 5-Spots yet. Smiling

4. You're right, a weed. I pull these up all the time.


Thank you! I'll repost as soon as it blooms.

I'd love to see some 5 spots! Just looked them up. So beautiful!

Going out to pull up that weed now....funny how so many weeds have such small flowers, yet reseed themselves and grow so tenaciously!

Thank You!
AKA Joey.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jul 31, 2017 1:57 PM CST
BTW, this explains where these beauties are coming from. Last spring I sowed some wildflower seeds from a mix not knowing what was in it. Only a few came up (it was a long-expired mix) and they came up in abundance, blocking out any undergrowth. Some of these smaller ones must have bloomed and set seed.

But the funny thing is that in the fall, I built a raised bed of about 8" above ground on top of that area, and filled it with a store-bought soil mix. Either the seeds got somehow mixed in, or they really did just find their way over from somewhere else.

Regardless, I'm loving them all. Except the weed that is Grumbling
AKA Joey.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Aug 3, 2017 10:52 AM CST
@DaisyI, it's beginning to bloom a bit so here are some new pictures. Hope we can ID it now, or soon. Sorry that they're a bit out of focus but it's the best I can do with this camera (i.e., phone).

Thanks!
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AKA Joey.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 3, 2017 11:43 AM CST
Are the petals of the flowers rounded? Borage has very pointy flowers.
Maybe someone will come along with some ideas.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Aug 3, 2017 12:02 PM CST
How about Myosotis (forget me not)? There are quite a few in the data base.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Aug 3, 2017 12:04 PM CST
DaisyI said:Are the petals of the flowers rounded? Borage has very pointy flowers.
Maybe someone will come along with some ideas.


Here are a couple of better pictures. The one of the whole plant will give a good idea of the actual size of the flowers, etc. It's under a foot tall.

In the closeup of the flowers, you can better see the shape of the petals. Also, if you'll look at the flower on the lower left, you'll see that there's another set of petals in the center. Sorry, I'm sure there's a proper botanical name, but it's unknown to me as of yet.

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AKA Joey.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Aug 3, 2017 12:46 PM CST
ctcarol said:How about Myosotis (forget me not)? There are quite a few in the data base.


Close. Chinese Forget-me-not (Cynoglossum amabile)

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Aug 3, 2017 1:10 PM CST
DaisyI said:

Close. Chinese Forget-me-not (Cynoglossum amabile)



Excellent! Thank you Carol and Daisyl!
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