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Mon May 14, 2012, 04:56 PM

Can anyone help to identify this plant?

It could be the most common plant on the face of the earth and I wouldn't be able to name it.

I was going to wait until it bloomed (it's at the budding stage), but I'm so curious, I thought I could ask..

Here are two pics..



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Reply Can anyone help to identify this plant? (Original post)
boston bean May 2012 OP
Little Star May 2012 #1
zbdent May 2012 #2
Curmudgeoness May 2012 #3
boston bean May 2012 #4
Curmudgeoness May 2012 #5
XemaSab May 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness May 2012 #7
HopeHoops May 2012 #8
annabanana May 2012 #9
boston bean May 2012 #10

Response to boston bean (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 05:00 PM

1. I have to get my magnifying glass, hold on a minute. lol

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Response to Little Star (Reply #1)

Mon May 14, 2012, 07:12 PM

2. pixilattus extremetis ...

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 07:55 PM

3. Is it possible to post the pictures in a larger format?

Also, let us know anything you can----how do the leaves feel and look? Rough, hairy, smooth? Where was it found? Or did you buy it?

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Mon May 14, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. the leaves feel like felt.

I will get a larger pic and post it.

I found it in the garden. I didn't buy it. My father passed and it was there in the garden, and I can't recall him telling me where he got it. but it's doing wonderfully now. I am just so curious... And of course, I want to help keep it alive....

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Response to boston bean (Reply #4)

Mon May 14, 2012, 08:57 PM

5. Without a larger picture, or the bloom,

my guess is some sort of mullein. But I will wait to be more definitive, if I can be.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Mon May 14, 2012, 11:57 PM

6. Doesn't mullein always have a basal rosette?

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #6)

Tue May 15, 2012, 05:31 PM

7. Not always.

The first year, that is true. But the second year, it produces a long stem. I have a "garden mullein", which I don't know the proper name of, and it does not have a basal rosette the second year.

http://www.rewild.info/fieldguide/index.php?title=Mullein

Mullein produces only a basal rosette of leaves in its first year of growth. The second year it produces a tall 12 m stem (stems reaching up to and exceeding 3 m, 10 ft have been reported) and ends in a dense spike of flowers, only a few of which flower at the same time. All parts of the plants are covered with star-shaped trichomes (plant hair). The dried stem and fruits usually persist in winter


But with that said, I realized that the plant in question has several stems. Hmmmm. Maybe not a mullein.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 12:46 PM

8. Well, it isn't this...

 


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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #8)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:15 PM

9. zowie!

Matanuska

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:26 PM

10. Update

I had a guest over the house who was able to identify the plant. I'm so sorry for the image size.

It's sage....

that's what I was told. the leaves do smell like sage, I believe...

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