In meadow on banks of the ‘Hooch

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Date Photo Taken: 04/20/2014
Location: Cobb County, GA
Posted By: martlaw

Notes:

4-petals, tough-stemmed, about 15″ high. Solitary specimen in a cacophony of weeds. The flower looks a lot like some pictures of Ludwigia, but couldn’t find anything that matched color, leaf and cluster flower arrangement of the specimen.

COMMENTS

  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks a lot like a wallflower, but not enough of the plant to tell for sure.

    April 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    It might be lithospermum canescens… Hoary puccoon.
    I’m seeing blooms at my house.

    https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/environmental/courses/es203/lithospermum_canescens.php

    April 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am
  3. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    http://www.berrynurseries.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=732

    April 23rd, 2014 at 9:01 am
  4. martlaw Unregistered says:

    Parityanimal, the picture you sent precisely nails it. My apologies to you and Stone for the inadequate and fuzzy pictures taken with my laptop webcam, and thanks to you both. I’m saving the websites you both sent, in case I see either plant in the future.

    April 23rd, 2014 at 2:06 pm
  5. martlaw Unregistered says:

    Except . . . I can detect no fragrance from the flower, as described on the berry nurseries site. Also, seeing Erysimum is in the mustard family, I chewed a blossom, as every flower I can recall tasting in that family has had a hint of a mustard/radish/etc.-like taste. This one did not.

    The picture appears dead-on – although the leaves on my specimen appear less mature than the one on the site.

    April 23rd, 2014 at 2:52 pm
  6. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Wallflower scent varies and doesn’t necessarily linger. Mine were gloriously scented earlier in the Spring but not so noticeable now.

    April 29th, 2014 at 5:09 am

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