Originally posted by nmlAlba-dC15:
thanx for your responses... zuzu's petals, when i get home i'll check to see whether da stem is squarish... what if it's not... meaning it is not Salvia then..? Then could it b s melcon6 said ...a penstemon??
As Rosie has said, there is a HUGE family of plants
with square stems:
Originally posted by TulsaRose;
. . . Mints and Salvia, Monarda, bunches more are all in the Lamiaceae family.
but Penstemon isn't a member of that family.
So, finding out if the stem is square or not doesn't nail down the ID absolutely,
but it can help, by eliminating certain possibilities,
a square stem would rule out Penstemon,
while a truly round stem would rule out Salvia.