Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mystery plant




Thanks for the comments - it looks like the plant in question is Adenophora lilifolia.



Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

21 comments:

  1. Looks like some kind of penstemon or campanula. Can we see the foliage? (Oh, wait, what am I saying? I'm sure someone else will be able to ID it as is!)

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  2. Very much like a Campanula that seeds itself readily here. The buds especially are very typical of many Campanula species.

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  3. Hi Phillip, looks a little like Adenophora (lady bells) to me but it's hard to tell without the leaves. Could be campanula. You will know if it spreads like prairie fire:)
    Marnie

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  4. Thanks everybody. I just added a shot of the leaves.

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  5. Looks like a Hairy Beard Tongue, a member of the Snapdragon family....
    A lovely plant, beautiful bell flower.

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  6. Looks like a campanula to me!

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  7. My first guess is Adenophora. My first thought is, it's beautiful!

    If you post this on GardenWeb's Name That Plant, I bet they could give you a species name almost instantly. Those people are wizards.

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  8. These really are the most stunning photographs ... whatever the plant!! Just love this blog!

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  9. Yep, I agree with campanula. I have tried to grow it without luck.

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  10. I do not know it but it is beautiful.

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  11. It looks just like my Adenophora. I'm fairly certain that's what it is.

    It's a pretty reliable bloomer, sun, shade, dry, wet... It spreads quickly. I have it running amongst daylilies and Siberian iris.
    Marnie

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  12. Yes, it does look like a Campanula, but it is Adenophora. My neighbor has these, and now, after a few years, they have invaded my entire front yard and I now consider them a noxious weed. Beautiful, but it's dangerous—love the blooms, but snip them off often.

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  13. Roses and Lilacs and Sweet Bay are correct, Phillip -It's Adenophora Lilifolia or Lady Bells. I have it in my garden and let me warn you that while it's beautiful it can become invasive.

    It's heat tolerant which is a plus for the Alabama garden. Seeds itself and doesn't take well to transplanting.

    Hey, we were hotter in Chicago yesterday than you or Florida. 90 degrees in May!

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  14. Hi Phillip!
    It is Adenophora lilifolia.
    I love it. I have this blooming right now.
    Best to you!

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  15. I have always thought this to be a type of Campanula Phillip... I have them too coming up here and there. Not sure of more details about this plant though.

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  16. I have both adenophora and campanula, and that is definitely adenophora. Besides I planted it many years ago, as a purchased plant from a nursery. Mine has never become a problem with spreading and I love it. Now the campanula, that can be a noxious weed!

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  17. Campanula rapuncloides - google it and you'll see the similaries

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  19. I like it` a great color blue on my monitor! gail

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  20. Campanulaceae rapunculoides is my bet too - very invasive over here ...

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