Identify this purple flower?

awed(6)June 19, 2014

Hi,

I found these growing under pine trees in my neighborhood (apparently wild). I sowed some seeds around my maple and they came in very nicely this year. Any idea what this is?

Thanks.

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esh_ga

Where is this located and is it blooming now?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:45PM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

It looks like a campanula, though not a NA native I think..but not sure.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:00AM
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awed(6)

Hi,

This is in the upstate, NY area (near Lake Ontario). This pic was taken on the 18th of June.

The leaves are for the flower. (The leaves are not looking, according to the quick look I had, like those of campnula, Dbarron.)

I can post more pics.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 10:19PM
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awed(6)

(I wasn't receiving replies, so I have made a new post.)

Please, let me know if more pics (of the flowers or from a different angle, or in a higher resolution) are helpful.

I don't need to know what this is, but I'm interested.

Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 4:59PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

A closeup of the side of a flower and of the leaves at the very base of the plant would help with identification.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 5:17PM
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awed(6)

Thanks, lycopus, I'll see if I can get some good pics.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 7:08PM
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Campanula UK Z8

very reminiscent of veronica (gentianoides) but the flower spike is wrong. lithospermum? Not anchusa.....adenophora sp?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 3:55PM
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dekeoboe(7B NC)

Is it Ruellia brittoniana?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 7:49PM
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awed(6)

Thanks for your ideas and thanks for indulging me while I reply (I took a long time).

I wonder if simply a larger pic would be easier to see the flowers.

None of the plants posted (that I saw pics of) look quite right. It's not Mexican petunia (although it looked a lot like it apart from the large stem).

Here are some much larger pics. They probably show the leaves at the base and the side of the flower well (there was a large rain, so the plant is not blooming anymore).

I do have the feeling that this is not a native plant. One of my neighbors may have planted it. I may ask in the non-native plants forum (if there is one).

Here's the link to the image-sharing site: https://imgur.com/a/7YK1D .

Awed

Here is a link that might be useful: The images

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 4:15PM
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awed(6)

And here is the original pic: https://i.imgur.com/VtMFurI.jpg

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 4:22PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

The only native that comes close is Campanula rotundifolia, but the leaves are too broad. I believe it is Campanula persicifolia, peach-leaved bellflower which is known to be naturalized in some parts of NY.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 7:51PM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Lycopus looks to be about right, as best I can tell.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 9:52AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Campanula persicifolia.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 10:32AM
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Campanula UK Z8

yeah, must concur, this is a short peach-leaved bellflower (mine are all ranging around 3feet tall but there are a few growing in pavement cracks which are only a third of that height. The larger, clearer pic nailed it.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 2:52PM
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awed(6)

Ah, that's the one, Lycopus. Thanks all! I'm glad the pics help. Somehow I do find that plant ID sites often have really small pics. Glad to have the expert comment too (if I may joke, from campanula). Good to have more info about the flower.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 12:38AM
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