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.

There are more photos and higher resolution photos at

http://www.minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/mystery_plant_A.html

Image link:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

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

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

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

Rhonda

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
esh_ga

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Please ID this plant
I think it came in an indoor pot of plants. It is...
elaineal
Name of festuca please
I'm looking for a green festuca that would grow in...
plquality
Silk flower NOID #2
Need help to identify what flower this is an imitation...
donrawson
Flowering Vine/plant Identification
Have had this plant for years, seldom blooms, but it...
ehgraham
Silk flower NOID #3
Need help to identify what flower this is an imitation...
donrawson
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™