Unknown Ireland Plant

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  1. pondlady

    pondlady Young Pine

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    Another unknown Irish plant. I almost looks like a weed or wildflower, but I was so taken with it, I took its picture home with me. I so often do very close up pics of flowers, so never have leaves for better ID.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'll get back to you on this one Jan as it's going to be quite difficult to find - as you say - no leaves!! :(
     
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    gardenplansireland Seedling

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    Please excuse my interruption, Eileen, but I think I know this one.

    Pondlady, it looks like [info]Verbena bonariensis[/info], an annual from South America.
     
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    pondlady Young Pine

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    That sure looks like it. Maybe even the same plant <G>
    Thanks so much.
     



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  6. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I think you got it gardenplansirland.That is a pretty plant.I have verbena dark purple and light lilac,
     
  7. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    After looking through my plant books I decided to take a break and have a wander around the garden. Guess what I found?!! Yep I have the exact same flowers growing beside my eucalyptus trees - definately a verbena!!!! Sorry I couldn't get a piccie but it was already dusk when I went outside. I'll try to remember to take one tomorrow.
     
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    Palustris Young Pine

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    Verbena bonariensis it is, but it is perennial not an annual. It also self seeds all over the garden too!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Here we are - my verbena.

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    You know something? I forgot I even had this plant in the garden!!! :oops:
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    so pretty! I know you have already Ided it but I jsut wanted to say, that it looks like my butterfly bush when it hasnt been watered in a while.

    I would love some seeds....coughs...
     

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