Plant ID help!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Fordsflylow, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    liatris
    sea oats
    aster
    the shrub one is tough...need more pics, blueberry, dogwood? It almost looks like spent flowers mixed in, no?

    yes sedum
    liriope
     
  2. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
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    Here's two pics that I made larger of that plant which is around 3-4' tall. Nope no flowers just leaves turning and likely insect damage. I was thinking maybe nandina but on 2nd thought leaves are thicker.

    Thanks

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  3. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
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    Here is the pic of its location which may help, forefront is coreopsis, a myrtle, then aster, then this plant whatever it is. Only other photo I have!

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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  4. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
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    No offense but I don't think that's aster. This plant has very large leaves, leathery feel 4-5" long.
     
  5. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok no offense taken..it is hard to tell..... That being said, Joe pye weed is my call, I was looking more at the seeds than the leaves. The shrub I am going to have to go with red twig dogwood. Look for the newest branches on the plant and see if they are a bright red color, If that is the case you need to thin out 1/3 oldest brances of the plant every year to keep the red twig looking good. Old branches are just a boring brownish gray color.
     
  6. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This one is Liriope
     
  7. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
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    Great call, joe-pye weed it is. Thanks much!
     
  8. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That one shrub that hasn't been id'd looks like an Itea of some sort.

    You can see the dried flower heads around the leaves.

    I have several Itea virginica 'Little Henry' and those leaves look very similar to mine around this time of year. If that shrub gets long white flowers in the early summer I bet it's an Itea.


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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  9. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, I can see the spent flowers and this is Itea Virginica.
     
  10. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Man I'm good!:laugh:

    This is the second plant ID question I've gotten right this week.:drinkup:
     

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