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#88786 July 12th, 2005 at 09:35 AM
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This is tall-ish, in my ditch. Lots of itty bitty white flowers. One wide view of the whole plant-
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And a close up of a stem and leaves-
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#88787 July 12th, 2005 at 09:48 AM
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white sweet clover
melilotus alba

#88788 July 12th, 2005 at 09:53 AM
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Yea!! 2 fer 2 rugby!! Awesome!

#88789 July 12th, 2005 at 10:43 AM
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Gosh you're fast Rugby!!!! thumbup flw

I have the yellow one...
I like it, I let it grow, but
wipe a few of the flowers out
before it goes to seed completely...


Yellow Sweetclover

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Meg is in my old stomping grounds.

I used to carry my fieldguides with me hiking & camping. I wanted to know everything; edible, poisonous, medicinal, etc.

By the time I moved away, I could readily ID about 85% of wild plants w/o a book & 99% with a book.

So, I am always quick with Meg. wink

California is tougher. I am learning the landscape plants, but not the wild, as much. I could walk out into the forest from my back porch in WV. In Cali, I need to drive for an hour. ters

#88791 July 12th, 2005 at 04:25 PM
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Rugby, I think it's great that you know my area so well. I'm so new to all of this, and I want to learn it all. I wish that I could *remember* everything I'm told.. but sometimes, I can't, mostly if they are "complicated" names. But if it's got a more common name, like white sweetclover.. that'll stick with me. And johnsongrass (if that's what the grassy one is), I could remember that. I love my wildflowers that I planted, and am so greatful everyone's been able to help me id them. I don't know if I'm gonna remember them all. I know, there's at least 1 I'm sure, that I forgot the name of already! laugh

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Repetition is the key.

That is one of the reasons I like to play ID so much. It helps me to remember the plants that I knew but don't get to see anymore.

And, when others ID something, I try to learn what it was.

My weakest point is garden flowers, because there are soooooo many. I am much better with trees & shrubs & wildflowers.

#88793 July 13th, 2005 at 12:18 AM
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Rugby,

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I am much better with trees & shrubs & wildflowers.
I am rotten with trees and shrubs
and very good with weeds!!!

I am the same way with the wildflowers,
actually, that's how I really started learning
stuff with flowers, I wanted to learn the
latin names of them to keep my brain active..
Only I could never find much on a
"VERBAL PRONOUNCING GUIDE" that would be on the
internet, so I could hear how to really
prounce perpl words crit

Didn't find much, but love solving these
Mystery's here!!!!

#88794 July 13th, 2005 at 02:00 AM
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Weezie,

I have learned that there is no definitive pronunciation rules.

I like to use botanary .

But I don't always agree with their pronunciation.

For example: Cercis 'redbud'

They say "sersis". But they, also, show the word origin from the Greek "kerkis".

I pronounce it kerkis. I like to go with the original way, not the "accepted-because-so-many-people-say-it-wrong" way.


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