Mystery Plant

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by Raftercat5, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Raftercat5

    Raftercat5 Kathy in S. Carolina

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  2. wilderness1989

    wilderness1989 Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Sage. Rub a leaf between you fingers and see what it smells like.
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  3. Randy Rooster

    Randy Rooster Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am located in southern North Carolina, and have very sandy soils also- never seen it before- Ill be insterested to find out what it is- I might try to find some and plant it here
     
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    Raftercat5 Kathy in S. Carolina

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    Wilderness1989: No, it doesn't smell like any sage. Maybe it would help if I said that after the flowers fade, a pod grows, not unlike a soybean pod, but the seeds inside are much smaller. I'll try to get another pic of it when the pods form, so you all can see. Also, I tried last year to transplant it, but the taproot is very long, and I killed it.

    Randy Rooster, I can save some seeds for you if you're interested. Email me privately if you want me to save them for you.
    - Kathy
     
  5. Terry W

    Terry W Duchess of Cynicism

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    need following info:
    Number of petals on each little flower?
    How are the leaves arranged on the stem
    What is the true leaf shape?
    is the edge of the leaf smooth or jagged?
    How long is leaf?
    how tall is the plant?
     
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    Wolf Flower Married, not dead! Supporter

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    It looks sort of like mint.

    Are the stems square?
     
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    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I vote for a form of lupine. Around here it grows like that-toxic to cattle and horses
     
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    My hubby, field manager for lawn company, says this is buckhorn plantain.
     
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    Raftercat5 Kathy in S. Carolina

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    Nancy, No, it's not prunella vulgaris either. Thanks for trying tho. Randy, if you are still interested in the seeds, they're just about ready. I can send you some. Let me know by EMAILING me at Raftercat5@aol.com.
    - Kathy
     
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    I agree-- it is probably a member of the lupine family. If I were to plant the seeds I would nick them with a file and soak in warm water for a day before planting...
     
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    Raftercat5 Kathy in S. Carolina

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    06-19-2006, tillandsia

    I believe it is Lupinus diffusus, or a similar species of Lupinus, in the legume family.
    http://www.killerplants.com/plant-o...ek/20040802.asp

    Tillandsia: You are absolutely brilliant! Yes! That's what it is! Thanks. It's been a mystery for 2 1/2 years. Now solved.
    - Kathy