Plant ID forum: Tall perennial with small white flowers

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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Aug 21, 2017 3:43 AM CST
This reminds me of Persicaria flowers but the leaves look wrong. I saw it yesterday at Harlow Carr and it looked amazing.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2017 3:54 AM CST
I wonder if it could be a variety of Astilbe?
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Aug 21, 2017 4:12 AM CST
Here's a wider shot.


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Silversurfer
Aug 21, 2017 5:02 AM CST
Artemisia lactiflora..possibly Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou group with those red stems.

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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Aug 21, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Yes, that's it! Many thanks Silversurfer. Thumbs up
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 22, 2017 9:42 AM CST
White Mugwort (Artemisia lactiflora)
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 22, 2017 9:45 AM CST
How do pretty flowers end up with ugly names?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 22, 2017 9:52 AM CST
porkpal said:How do pretty flowers end up with ugly names?


According to Wikipedia "Mugwort is often said to derive from the word 'mug' because it was used in flavoring drinks. However, this may be a folk etymology. Other sources say Mugwort is derived from the old Germanic muggiwurti, meaning "midge plant", which refers to its use since ancient times to repel insects, especially moths, or to attract midges, flies, and gnats, which can then be caught and disposed of by putting a bag over the plant."

Given the number of biting insects around here this year with all the rain, I think perhaps I should investigate the weed mugwort (A. vulgaris)!
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miltonsmom
Aug 22, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Wort is another name for "plant" so a mug plant may make more sense. Also look for the word "vulgaris" in botanical names: L. for "common."

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