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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: flower identification Reply with quote

can someone identify this plant for me?
we bought it several years ago, and it's planted elsewhere, but this is from a seedling we found beside the original plant and we can't remember the name!



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picture is fine....but I don't know what the plant is !
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Veronica, possibly Veronica "Tissington white"
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does veronica have a hairy leaf?
the leaves on this are evergreen, and shiny.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the leaves on this are evergreen, and shiny.[/quote]

Sounds like veronica to me.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be a Trillium but not sure of species.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's veronica gentiodes, a very pretty plant.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: Flower identification 2 Reply with quote

Can anyone identify this rather distinctive flower which I don't recognise and can't find in my gardening books? It's flowering at the moment (well it was last week lol) in a Shannon garden in the Banner county of Clare.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a geum walltowall
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: flower identification Reply with quote

Not geum.

Leaf structure is not right for avens, which ar trefoil, rather like strawberry.

5leaved, like a horse chestnut. Known botanically as quinque-foliar (Latin quinqe=5 folium=leaf). This is an uncommon plant which I am hoping someone on the forum may just happen to know.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be a potentilla, not sure which one. I have one in my garden that looks the same, and I propagated some for my nursery, though it didn't divide well at all. It's very pretty, small flowers but a lovely rich shade of red..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: what kind of flower is it Reply with quote

The clue is in the cinquefoil leaves.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to know the name, it never looks good to have nameless plants in the nursery! Is it 5 leaf clover plant, or something along those lines?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:17 pm    Post subject: What is that flower Reply with quote

Hi Sedum and Sage,

I was interested to see if others would respond before publicly announcing it. The Forum is for considerably more that me and thee, knowest thou? Lots of people on the interent and indeed on this forum are interested only in instant fixes, but that is not where I come from, go bfhura Dhía orainn. I wanted to find out whether anyone would admit to being able to handle botanical identification and terminology, things like trefoil and cinquefoil. Note that the leaves are five fingered bit look like the strawberry which has only three fingers to each leaf.

It's the herbaceous cinquefoil Potentilla nepalensis, which is grandaddy to most if not all the named hybrids. The variety shown here is "Miss Willmott" quite nice but not the most spectacular variety which to my mind has to be "Firedance".

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