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Requesting Portland Plant Identification

Posted by euphony 8b (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 18, 11 at 16:39

Hello I hail from Portland, OR and have recently found this plant growing as a weed. I know most of the weeds in my yard but haven't come across this plant before and have been waiting for the flowers to appear for an ID.

They are 4-petaled flowers with pubescent stalks. Opposite leaf arrangement. Serrated, reniform leaves with petiole.

I suspect it might be some kind of Phlox but what kind? The flowers look an awful lot like "Dame's Rocket" but the leaves are opposite on this mystery plant whereas Dame's Rocket is alternately leaved. Can anyone help me track down this ID?

I can take more pictures by request and might just go take some more for fun anyways.


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RE: Requesting Portland Plant Identification

It looks like it might be a Money plant. Here is an image:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=money+plant+image&view=detail&id=D0127B0010023EC24DC1EACB22920DDF263153A1&first=1&FORM=IDFRIR&qpvt=money+plant+image


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RE: Requesting Portland Plant Identification

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 18, 11 at 21:53

Yes: Lunaria annua.


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RE: Requesting Portland Plant Identification

My favorite plant as a kid (once the money appeared).


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