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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)July 8, 2006

Foliage looks like flax, but the flower has 4-petals and is red with a yellow eye. It is flowering on a 4" single un-branched stem which BTW makes up the entire plant!

Thanks

Vera

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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Has nobody any idea?? Come on you expert ID'ers LOL!

Vera

    Bookmark   July 10, 2006 at 10:33AM
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ahughes798(z5 IL)

Sorry, I don't know, Vera! I'm not that familiar with native plants west of like...Iowa! It almost looks like a Cosmos.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2006 at 2:30PM
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froggy(z4/5 WI)

:) Iowa, that is pretty far west...and i know nuthing on that side of the mississippi either.

i was also thinking cosmos or a crazy rockrose. do u have another picture of it Vera? maybe more mature?

is there more than one?

froggy

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 9:16AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Hi April and Froggy,

No it isn't a cosmo...Cosmos bipinnatus have more than 4 petals and are tall and branched. I did have 2 growing last year but they never came back because I harvested all the seed for trade.
This tiny plant is less than 5" tall, has only 4 petals that are fringed at the tips (like gaillardia).

There is only 1

Vera

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 9:47AM
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ahughes798(z5 IL)

Well, I knew it wasn't a Cosmos...not enough petals, but it does look similar. Sorry I can't be of more help...I've got some studying to do. West of the Mississipp!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 5:51PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

LOL April! I'm waiting for this to go to seed so I can collect. Whatever it is I want more of them.
Well guess what else I discovered yesterday in my "little prairie"? Courtesy of the birds....Opium Poppy LOL!!! Lord only knows where it came from cause there isn't any growing around me.

Vera

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 9:48AM
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ahughes798(z5 IL)

far out, man! LOL! Did you ever figure out the name of that one plant you had? I said it looked like agrimony, but it wasn't? Now I'm thinking it is Avens. april

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 12:25AM
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