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question on native wildflower

Posted by yippee1999 6/7 NYC (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 7, 08 at 15:18

Hi all. Pls. see my webpage attached and see photo of native wildflower. Can you ID?

Thanks!

(password is "gardenweb")

Here is a link that might be useful: plant


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RE: question on native wildflower

Your native wildflower looks similar to Stylophorum diphyllum, Celandine poppy.
1. is a hellebore, Helleborus x hybridus
4. Pachysandra terminalis
Evil vine is bittersweet, an invasive, Celastrus orbiculatus
14. possibly Liriope


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RE: question on native wildflower

I think your native wildflower is a waterleaf, perhaps Virginia Waterleaf. It looks exactly like my Virginia Waterleaf, but I have to admit I am not familiar with the other waterleaf species, so I can't be sure.


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Thanks for replies. I finally found my order list...of the native plants I'd ordered and recently planted. So I think the mystery plant is one of the following:

virginia bluebell

green cone flower

great blue lobelia

blue wood aster

joe pye weed

??

I DID google all their photos, but it doesn't seem to positively match with any of the images...so I'm sorta stumped!

Tx!


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RE: question on native wildflower

It sure looks like Green Headed Coneflower/Rudbeckia laciniata. Link below for good photos. There is also a cultivar called 'Herbstsonne', a big and beefy version that is more in trade, so you may have bought that one. Either way, a pretty plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Green Headed Coneflower


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RE: question on native wildflower

The vine appears to be Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara). Both the leaf shape and flower shape are distinctive. Here is a link to some images on my Web site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bittersweet Nightshade


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RE: question on native wildflower

another link about Bittersweet nightshade.

Here is a link that might be useful: bittersweet


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Thanks for replies guys! Interesting on bittersweet nightshade...the last link said something like "all parts of the plant are toxic to humans and wildlife". So I would take that to mean that the berries that come out in the Fall serve no use to the local birds...? If that's the case, and it's also invasive, then I think I'm gonna cut it back right away. (I can't get it at the root because it's located in an inaccessible area....)


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Regarding your troubled viburnum, looks like a mapleleaf viburnum. Are you going to keep it in a container? If so you may want to repot it into a pot twice the size of what it is in. Prune back any dead wood. But I'd plant it in your garden if I were you. It only grows 3-6 ft. tall. So it won't take up alot of space.


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The berries on the ground sure look like mulberries, though I've never seen white ones like that.

--Ron


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