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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject: Could anyone please identify - 3 Reply with quote

This one has a straggly stem and leaf base that made me think "Weed" but thankfully I was too busy to get a chance to weed this particular bed, and the next thing I saw were these very sweet purple flowers (similar to geranium flowers i.m.o.) that have lasted now for about 2 weeks. Its probably still a weed but not the most invasive as there are only 2 in about 15 square feet. Total plant is maybe 15cm in height. Thanks for help


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best I can tell its Lunaria annua (Honesty)
http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/pages/366a.html
Check out www.irishwildflowers.ie fantastic website by West Cork woman Jenny Seawright. it has pretty much all the wildflowers in Ireland cataloged by name or colour or by whats flowering now.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with Sunny. Lunaria annua. Common name Honesty.
They have beautiful seed pods.


http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Lunaria+annua&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-ContextMenu&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&redir_esc=&um=1&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1246&bih=496
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I never thought of Lunaria because I associate Lunaria with a bigger shrub but of course everything has to start from something. Now that I know what it is I wll nurture it and hope it grows to a good size, At the moment its fairly pathetic, Thanks again
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