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What is This?

Posted by vera_eastern_wa 5b-6a (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 8, 06 at 14:35

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!
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Thanks

Vera


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RE: What is This?

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

Vera


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RE: What is This?

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


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:) 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


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RE: What is This?

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


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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!


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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


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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


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