ID - plant or weed ?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Georgia Strait, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Contributor

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    354
    Location:
    South Okanagan & Greater Vancouver, BC Canada
    This arrived in some recent soil deliveries — and in sheltered spot w sunshine is growing alongside foxglove (digitalis) which is common in burned stump soil at the coast nr Vanc - I’ll try to upload A couple of pix

    The stem is reddish and has hairy texture

    The leaf is unique shape and is the strength of an alder leaf (not as strong as rhodo or Laurel ... and not tender like dandelion leaf)

    I’ve tried to indicate scale inches in photo by including a typical Douglas fir needle sample on one leaf of subject plant

    I took the photos today March 17/19

    ÉDIT - it almost looks like heuchera but a diff leaf shape than the typical bronze beauty (insert popular name here) - leaf is more pointed, on this subject

    Thank you in advance for Latin and or common name
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  2. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Lunaria annua (honesty)?
     
  3. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Contributor

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    354
    Location:
    South Okanagan & Greater Vancouver, BC Canada
    Yes good suggestions x 2 — thé purchased soil arrived last summer so this plant has not f’lowered for me yet
     
  4. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Contributor

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    354
    Location:
    South Okanagan & Greater Vancouver, BC Canada
    Yes I think so far, I'm going with Luneria annua (wait for bloom now)

    it'd be funny to say I have "Rosemary Verey" volunteering in my garden!

    (garden humor)
     
  5. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Contributor

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    354
    Location:
    South Okanagan & Greater Vancouver, BC Canada
    Plant ID - Lunaria —

    I’m Back to confirm flower and leaves together

    In bloom for past few weeks in a sheltered (under huge evergreens) spot w some natural rain irrigation and morning sun

    These have grown to be approx 18 inch tall spire

    Thé bloom is long-standing it seems and holds up to wind rain

    I’d consider planting on purpose in a woodland nature style garden (I assume it’s not invasive at the BC Coast)

    I’ll try to upload Photos
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page