mystery plant

runningtrailsSeptember 1, 2008

Can anyone tell me what this is, please?

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flora2b(z6a bc)

runningtrails,
Can you tell us when it blooms, are those seed heads on the plant as well as flowers with just a tuft of leaves at the soil level?
Where are you located in Canada....south east, north west etc.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 1:27PM
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runningtrails

Those are seed pods on the plant with the flowers. It is blooming now and has been all summer. I'm in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Ir has little leaves all over the stem.

It's not very tall, about 1'. HEre's another picture that's a bit better, I think:

I'll try for a better picture, maybe from the side or further away.

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    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 6:21PM
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sunita_fleuriste

The seedhead looks a bit like candytuft no?

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 10:47PM
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flora2b(z6a bc)

Could it be evening scented stocks? I'm just guessing...sorry I don't recognize it.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 1:36AM
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canadian_daisy

I tend to agree with sunita_fleuriste - looks like candytuft. I have the pink version and the seed pods look very similar.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 1:58PM
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bonniepunch(USDAz4 AgCanz5a)

Definitely candytuft (Iberis). They have very distinctive seed pods. I have never seen a blue one though! It's beautiful! Is it yours? If so, you should save some seeds!

BP

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 12:33AM
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runningtrails

I looked up candytuft on Google and that's what it is. Thanks so much!

It's not blue, it's really purple, but I am saving seeds. At least I think I'm saving the seeds. It's not doing too well, hubby spilled gasoline on some of it :-( but part is coming back and blooming.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 5:27AM
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runningtrails

I have added the purple candytuft seeds to my list. Thanks!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 4:38AM
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