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#82581 October 17th, 2006 at 09:21 PM
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I posted pictures of this plant exactly a month ago it turns out. We didn't get a clear ID on it, and now it's got a flower bud in the center. I'm not sure it's going to make it through any more freezes, and need to know what it is and if I can take it indoors to overwinter?

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#82582 October 17th, 2006 at 09:26 PM
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I wish I knew? But sure looks nice:-)

#82583 October 18th, 2006 at 03:41 AM
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It looks very similar to an Eryngium, perhaps Eryngium yuccifolium?

#82584 October 18th, 2006 at 03:47 AM
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Good guess, Alan, but it's not quite right.
The leaf structure and growth is not the same - my leaves are somewhat "rippled" and thick - almost succulent. Ther grow more "outward" than all the pictures I just checked on Eryngium.

This is sooooo frustrating!
I wish it would hurry up and bloom - I think it would be easier to identify then. But I'm just not sure it will have enough time for that before a killing freeze.

#82585 October 18th, 2006 at 08:08 AM
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Would be sad to save it if it is a weed.

However my man says all my flowers are weeds..ha ha

I have something like that, but it hugs the ground......i am letting it outside......Maybe next spring I will get a suprise ??

dodge zzzzz

#82586 October 18th, 2006 at 10:05 PM
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Lynne can you cover it somehow if a freeze is expected to give it more time to bloom?
My alyssum and johnny jump ups decided after a couple good frosts here they'd bloom like crazy. Maybe that plant likes it cooler too? Duh

#82587 October 18th, 2006 at 11:05 PM
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That's a great idea, Wrennie - I do have some large pots that I could place over it in a frost.

I just wish someone here would come up with an ID - 'tis a puzzlement! Duh idea

#82588 October 18th, 2006 at 11:48 PM
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johnny jump are perennials and love N Y weather.

Ps......

Penna .too'

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#82589 October 19th, 2006 at 12:26 AM
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Perhaps it's in the thistle family, like Carduus or one of the common weed thistles.

#82590 October 19th, 2006 at 12:45 AM
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Thistles have jaggers......this one is a smoothie.....

tee hee.

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#82591 October 19th, 2006 at 04:14 AM
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Not all thistles have jaggers...here's one of mine and it has smooth leaves (but it's not what you have.)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e47/alankhart/DSCF1447.jpg

I'm gonna figure this out if it kills me! eek

#82592 October 19th, 2006 at 05:23 AM
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I'm gonna figure this out if it kills me!
While I appreciate your helping me figure this out, Alan... perish the thought!!! frown kissies

I took another look today - no more growth yet.

#82593 October 19th, 2006 at 05:38 AM
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What a cute thistle........In Penna.. we hate ours cause they cause problems in our cattle pastures......Jag like ole heck..Like a thorn.


Now do not perish, over a weed. lol

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