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Discussion in 'What Am I? Plant Identification' started by jennh, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Sep 3, 2012
    jennh

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    I left this seedling grow this spring. I thought at first it was a cardinal flower. It DEFINITELY is not . It has these tiny, tiny flowers in clusters at the tips of the stems. It must be a wildflower, but what is it?

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    so lucky

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    What does it smell like?
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    jennh

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    it doesn't have a fragrance :(
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    Carol Dee

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    Does the stem cling like velcro?
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    marshallsmyth

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    I notice the flowers are 4 petalled, like flowers in the Crucifer family group, the group that also includes Brassicas. If there is any aroma at all to a crushed stem similar to Cabbage, that'd put it in the Brassicaceae. If not, it could still be a Cruciferae.
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    hoodat

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    It looks a bit like savory but I don't think that's what it is. Savory has a leathery leaf with smooth edges. Could be a wild relative though.
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    jennh

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    Sorry, not either of those. This is driving me crazy! I usually am VERY good at id-ing plants.
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    digitS'

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    How about the leaves at the base of the plant.

    I am wondering if it is an Arabis or something related.

    There are dozens & dozens of different kinds of cress . . .

    Steve
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    desertlady

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    I thought it was called smartweed, but the flowers looks tiny
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    jennh

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    No, it's not that. I checked it out.

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