What Plant Is This?

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by Fla Gal, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Fla Gal

    Fla Gal Bunny Poo Monger Supporter

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    I'm sure I had to have planted it but that was this past fall and don't remember what it is. It's really pretty and the picture does it no justice. My camera isn't playing nice right now and I can't get a better picture.

    By the way, the two spikes with white flowers to the right of center are ramps (for non northern people, a very strong onion type plant) that I dug up from my Granny's property in West Virginia and stuck in the planter last August. I hope they multiply.

    Here's a picture of the plant I can't identify, it's in bloom.
    http://home.ripway.com/2004-1/54682/P2.jpg
     
  2. bonnie lass

    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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  3. marvella

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    bonnie lass- i have that saying on a bumper sticker.:)

    is the stem square? that's the best way to identify a mint. i'm going to take a wild guess and say heal-all?

    btw- ramps like a shady, moist environment, just like where they come from. now, the may well like sun too, just never saw them there.:) dj'ever eat one? your family can still tell it two weeks later. LOL!!
     
  4. bonnie lass

    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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    Could it be Jerusalem sage?

    Marvella - that saying really suits me as I've been known to dig up weeds and take them home :D
     
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  6. NativeRose

    NativeRose Texas Country Grandma

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    It does look like henbit or according to a book I have "Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest" it is edible. The book says it is a tasty addition to soups and salads. I haven't tried it yet but plan to this spring. It is interesting finding out so many "weeds" are edible. :)
     
  7. Cyngbaeld

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    I don't care much for it, but my chickens really love it.
     
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  9. SteveD(TX)

    SteveD(TX) Well-Known Member

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    My vote is henbit too. It has decided to plague our neighborhood for the last few years. Broadleaf weed killer is is supposed to eradicate it but I haven't had any luck. Hot weather and mowing regularly is about the only thingthat kills it out around here.
     
  10. shorty'smom

    shorty'smom Well-Known Member

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    I am almost certain that this plant is Lamiunm amplexicaule, otherwise known as Henbit.