Mystery Native Plant

at_walker(4)May 22, 2012

Can anyone identify this plant? It appears to be an herbaceous annual. On May 18, 2012 it was abundant throughout Fort Ridgely State Park, in south-central Minnesota.

The plant is 18" to 30" in height, but has not yet reached maturity. The leaves are opposite with bluntly toothed margins. The stem is hairless and is covered with whitish, waxy bloom (glaucous). The area where it was photographed is moderately moist.

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Please upload your image to so we can see it full sized.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:17AM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Impatiens-touch me not. Need a flower pic to determine either pallida or capensis.


    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:25AM
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Yes certainly looks like one of the native impatiens.

Here is a link that might be useful: Your link

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 12:01PM
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