herbaceous flower id

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Dixie, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Dixie

    Dixie Active Member

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    could someone help me identify these three plants? thank you.
     

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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    The second one I think is Butterfly pea. it goes by the unflattering name of Clittoria ternata
     
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    Weedbender Active Member 10 Years

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    The 3rd looks like Buttonbush
    Cephalanthus occidentalis
    The 1st may be New York IronWeed
    Vernonia noveboracensis
     
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    You are right on. Thanks so much. The 2nd one that pierrot suggested is butterfly pea does look just like it. I read that it is hardy to zone 10-11 and I am zone 7. This plant is located in a nature area maintained by our parks. Either it has naturalized or this isn't the correct plant since I know for certain it wasn't planted by someone. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    Weedbender Active Member 10 Years

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    Butterfly Pea grows from New york to Florida, west to Texas and out and up to Missouri and Iowa.
     
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    great! thanks. It even comes back every year?
     
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    Clitoria ternatea is a tropical member of the genus. There are temperate members as well. The one pictured is likely Clitoria mariana.

    And Pierrot...that's an unflattering name? ;-)
     
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    Thanks Ginger Blue.
     

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