White flowers from the sand hills

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Date Photo Taken: October 11, 2011
Location: Roberta GA
Posted By: stone

Notes:

These white buttons are nice, seem to be biennial, leaf structure resembles moss vervain, but has an upright growth habit, grows in disturbed sandy soil.
After searching google, looking through hours of white flowers grown in the sand, with no sucess, I’m wondering if ne of y’all know a name I can assign to this jewel.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Stone check these links: http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+1209+0773
    http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+0309+1147
    http://www.birdmom.net/WildflowersWhite/GiliaFoothill,4-17-05CU.jpg

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:53 am
  2. stone Unregistered says:

    The Foothill Gilia is a nice flower, but my plant is growing in middle Georgia, a coupla hours south of the mountains.

    The gilia seems to have a different flowering structure. This one’s ‘petals’ are more like fur… single strands, rather than the bells that the gilia has. I apologize for the sorry pics, A macro is totally on my wish list.

    Thanks for the response… But this is an autumn-bloomer, native to the Southeast.

    October 19th, 2011 at 3:24 pm
  3. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Stone, thanks for more description of the bloom. Still looking!

    October 21st, 2011 at 9:47 am
  4. stone Unregistered says:

    I took some clearer pictures today… shows the foliage and the petals magnified.
    http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/post/11793481045/white-buttons
    Appreciate your efforts, I’ve spent good bit of time looking, and probably need to find someone local who grew up in the sandhills.

    October 22nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm
  5. Bobby Unregistered says:

    A much better shot Stone! I still don’t have a clue. Hopefully some of our sandy toed neighbors will follow your link and name this little jewel.

    October 24th, 2011 at 9:09 pm
  6. stone Unregistered says:

    I have an id! Summer’s farewell (Dalea pinnata)
    My plant was given an id at:
    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=71516

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:38 am
  7. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Good work Stone. Summer’s farewell was makin’ me crazy!

    November 19th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

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