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Tue Jun 17, 2014, 07:18 PM

help me identify a flower/weed

growing up to four feet tall

bright blue little flowers just like a forget me not, flowers in clusters

stickery or bristle-y stems

large green leaves at the base

smaller green leaves on opposite sides of stem, alternating

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grasswire Jun 2014 OP
mopinko Jun 2014 #1
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2014 #2
silverweb Jun 2014 #3
grasswire Jun 2014 #4
ginnyinWI Jun 2014 #5
grasswire Jun 2014 #6
Botany Jun 2014 #7
grasswire Jul 2014 #9
TuxedoKat Jul 2014 #8
grasswire Jul 2014 #10

Response to grasswire (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 07:24 PM

1. sounds like chicory.

 

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 07:35 PM

2. Not sure, but you might

try NatureGate's identifier thingummy - here

I'd bet there are various other id tools out there as well.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 08:25 PM

3. What a cool resource!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Bookmarked.

Thanks -- and nicetameetcha!

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 09:49 AM

5. Indigo?

It is a prairie plant and grows wild at my house (outskirts, sunny, sandy soil). If we stopped mowing the lawn we'd have prairie back in a few years. I let them grow in selected spots along with the milkweed, bee balm and coneflowers.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:46 PM

6. good thought, but not indigo

I think, from photos, that it may be some kind of wort. Not sure yet.

It is invasive, taking over a couple of areas. Bees absolutely swarm it, so I leave it as long as possible before it starts falling over and stops blooming as much. It is a very pretty plant; the flowers are a beautiful blue and very much like a forget me not.

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:57 AM

7. Where do you live?

It could be tick trefoil or lead plant.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 08:35 PM

9. pacific northwest nt

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 08:36 PM

10. I spoke to master gardeners at farmers market today.

They told me to bring some in to them, and I will next week.

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