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natives with fuzzy leaves?

Posted by lovenrage northeast (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 5, 12 at 19:42

Hey everyone! I'm working on a school project and was hoping I could get some ideas here. Does anyone know of any plants with fuzzy/furry leaves that are native to the US, preferably the northeast?

Lamb's ear is a pretty good example of a fuzzy plant but it isn't native.

Thanks so much!!

lnr


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RE: natives with fuzzy leaves?

Are these plants that you intend to grow? Swamp saxifrage has leaves similar to lamb's ear but might be difficult to cultivate.


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yeah, hoping to grow them. The easier to acquire the better. Thanks for the response though! I'll look into it.


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Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) and Pasque Flower
(Anemone patens), native to midwest, but not the NE. Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) is native to parts of the NE. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.


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Mullein


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Rudebeckia hirta - black-eyed susan. The ones I winter-sowed last year are very fuzzy this year. My Echinacea tennesseensis is fuzzy and so is my Echinacea angustifolia.

Purpleinopp- If by mullein you mean the quintessentially fuzzy Verbascum thapsus, it is naturalized not native in North America. I'm not sure if there are any Verbasums native to North America. Though I must agree, when I thought about fuzzy leaves, mullein was the first plant to mind! ;)

FataMorgana


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Yes, and thanks for the clarification. A lot of time I get butterfly host plants associated as being native in my mind when they are not. Are there any Verbascum native to US?

I don't know what you're researching, but maybe this is interesting.

How about Erigeron?


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Sweet thanks for all the great responses. I hadn't thought of Echinacea. Very interesting article too!

lnr


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