Could you tell me the names of these 6 plants?

tiger228November 7, 2013

There are many plants in the backyard of my home and I don't know their name. Could you name them for me? Thank you.

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

The pictures are rather small for id purposes but here are some suggestions.
1. Oenothera biennis (possible)
2. Dianthus barbatus (definite)
3. Solanum dulcamara (likely)
4. Too little visual info.
5. No scale but could be Muscari
6. Conium maculatum (possible)

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 6:40AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i cant believe flora can even guess with the size of the pix ...

its either too early in the morn.. or too much coffee... but i can not see any detail in the pix with my not so old eyes ...

though that flower in 2 is definitive ...

closer pix.. with a common scale if you would like specificity ... anything we all know.. lighter.. pen ... doesnt have to be any special scientific instrument ...

ken

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 7:37AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Knowing what state you are in could help with ID if you are still in question after Flora's suggestions. For #5, if you are in the southern part of the country, I'd compare to spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 10:22AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

4's foliage reminds me of forget-me-not.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 11:19AM
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shadeyplace(7)

with my NEW cataracts number four looks like a possible allium, #6 a corydalis, or greater celandine or a weed.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 12:08PM
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tiger228

Hi, Floral,
Thank you very much for your help. I am sorry for the small picture because I don't know how to upload more than one picture in this website. #2 is Dianthus barbatus . I need to confirm #1, #3 , #5 and #6. I uploaded a big picture for #4.
I also thank Ken, Purpleinopp, Missingtheobvious and Shadeyplace.

Tiger228

This post was edited by tiger228 on Fri, Nov 8, 13 at 16:17

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 2:52PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

tiger, if you have a Photobucket account, each photo has several different codes. Copy the photo's html code and paste it into your GardenWeb post where you'd like the photo to be. Then do the same for any other photos you want to put in that post.

If you can see the photo(s) in Preview Message, that's what we'll see in the final post. If not, try again. GW has a Test forum where you can experiment.

I haven't used any of the other free photo-hosting sites, so I can't tell you what to do for photos on those sites.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 3:37PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

"I need to confirm #1, #3 , #5 and #6." Do you doubt the suggestions already given for these? It may be less confusing to give each plant still in question its' own discussion.

Imageshack works the same way as Missing described.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 3:52PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Well 4 is clearly not a Forget-Me-Not.

I suggest you compare my suggestions with Google images and see what you think.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 3:53PM
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shadeyplace(7)

#4 possibly a woodland phlox?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 10:36AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I'm really suspecting 'weed' for no. 4 since it is amongst grass and has a healthy dandelion growing alongside. It's got to be something pretty tough. Could we have a close up of the terminal bud? Can I see a flower bud there?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 2:33PM
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tiger228

Thank you, Missingtheobvious. I am trying to open a Photobucket account.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 11:41PM
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tiger228

Hi, Purpleinopp,
I have just been interest in plants recently and I don't have much experience. They are some difference comparing with google images. I think I could confirm them next spring when these plants are flowering.

Thank you

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 11:51PM
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tiger228

Hi, Shadeyplace,

I think it is not a woodland phlox. Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 11:55PM
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tiger228

Hi, Floral,
I also think #4 may be weed and I want the 'weed' name.
I didn't see flower bud now.

Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 12:05AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

tiger228 - if you are having trouble with Photobucket etc just put the pictures in successive postings here straight from your computer. For example, if you put up just no.1 we can see it better. Then put the next picture into 'Post a Follow-up'.

BTW I enlarged no 3 and am pretty sure I can see a red berry which would confirm Solanum dulcamara.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 3:06PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

That would be #5 for the red berry and Solanum dulcamara.

This post was edited by missingtheobvious on Wed, Nov 13, 13 at 14:44

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 4:39PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Labelled No 3 on my screen. Third one along on the top row.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 2:49AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Labelled No 3 on my screen. Third one along on the top row.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 2:50AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Apologies, flora. My confusion rather than yours.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 2:43PM
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jeanne

I think #1 is Gaillardia, Blanketflower and #4 is Saponaria officinalis, Bouncing Bet.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 6:26AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Yes, 1 could be Gaillardia - there is what might be a flowerbud visible.

But 4 is not Saponaria. These leaves are toothed which Saponaria is definitely not. They are also too small taking the fir cones and dandelion leaves as a scale.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 1:23PM
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tiger228

Floral, Missingtheobvious ,Jeanne,
Thank you very much for your informations. I am sure the #1 isn't Gaillardia because I saw one Gaillardia growing closed to #1. Their leave are different.I upload one new #1 picture. It is better the old one.

Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 12:48AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I'd say that's Oenothera biennis, as I first thought. Surrounded by mint.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 5:20AM
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tiger228

Hi, Floral,
It most looks like Oenothera biennis. But the google images show Oenothera biennis has flower and I have never seen it. This is why I can't define it.
I uploaded one new #3 photo. It had many berries. It may
be Solanum dulcamara . But I didn't see the purple flower which the google images showed them.

Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 6:39PM
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shadeyplace(7)

the O. looks like my glazioviana

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 8:48AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Oenotheras are complex, especially since they hybridise. But O glazioviana tends to have a reddish cast to the veins and leaf hairs. O biennis is commoner.

Both suggested Oenotheras are biennials so you wouldn't see a flower in the first year.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 10:31AM
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shadeyplace(7)

thanks (wish I had your knowledge!)

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 12:19PM
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tiger228

Thank you, Floral.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 10:14PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I think#5 is Liriope, not spider plant. Spiders have a broader leaf.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 6:55PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Zackey, I think you're right. Looks like Liriope in the background of some of the other pics. One clump of spider plant wouldn't likely stay that way for the amount of time it would take to sell a house, new people move in & get around to wondering about the plants. It would have babies visible.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 7:27PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

To me no 5 looks like a bulb of some kind. The concave curve on the leaf blades, the apparent fleshy texture and the way one of the leaves has bent over don't look like either Liriope or Spider Plant to me. The OP could easily help us here by looking at the base to see if there is a bulb or roots. It would also help if the OP could tell us where the plants are situated.They look like fairly cool climate plants so Spider Plant would be an unlikely permanent outdoor plant.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 1:39PM
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tiger228

Hi,Zackey, Purpleinopp

I think you are right, #5 is Liriope. Thank you.

Hi, Floral,
Could you tell me what is the OP?
Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 9:31PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

op = original poster ...

you in this case ...

so go do what floral told the OP to do ... lol ....

ken

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 8:13AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

tiger228 - can you let us know why you are now sure about the Liriope? I am still not convinced. Has someone looked at it for you in person? I'd really like to see another picture closer up with a good idea of the leaf texture. Does it feel stiff and almost sharp a the edges? Or is it soft and a bit rubbery? Did you check the roots/bulb thing?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 12:07PM
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tiger228

Hi, Floral,

I have dug out one #5 from my backyard and I found the bulb. That means it is muscari armeniacum. You are correct and you are very professional.I have learnt a lot from you. Thank you very much.

Hi, Ken,
Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2013 at 5:53PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I promise you I am not professional - I've just looked at a lot of plants over a lot of years. And I love puzzles.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 2:51AM
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tiger228

Thank you, Floral. You are very smart.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2013 at 10:52PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I'm not making the leap to the specific Muscari ID - though definitely not Chlorophytum, or the Liriope I've found in my yard. There's more than one Muscari but I don't know how many.

I don't remember Muscari bulbs having such long/tall foliage but I moved away from where I had them in OH about 8 years ago, and they were all one kind. If memory serves, (and not sure it does,) they would have been dormant by now. Looks like some kind of Allium to me (easily confirmed or denied by a onion/garlic smell to a torn leaf.) I didn't read the whole thing again but the word odor or smell doesn't appear in the discussion to this point.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 11:46AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Purple, we don't know where the OP lives but judging by the fact that the Sweet William is in flower presumably the pictures were taken a little while back. In which case Muscari armeniacum would be in leaf. In some climates, including mine it is evergreen anyway. M armeniacum is by far the commonest and weediest of the Muscari and going by the overgrown look of the beds I doubt anything choice is likely to have survived there. Since all the white part of the foliage in the photo would have been under the ground the foliage doesn't look particularly long to me. As you say Allium would be easy to id by smell. But I'm still putting my money on the grape hyacinth.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 1:56PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

That's good stuff, TY, Flora. The Muscari I had were probably something else. This made me curious enough to check 2 species quickly, sure enough M. americanum has flowers of a single color. The ones I had were 2-tone, the prevalently available one seems to be M. latifolium.

I'm especially glad I asked since an evergreen bulb should be able to survive here (whereas most of the spring-bloomers I knew from OH can't, not enough chill.) If I see M. americanum on the bulb racks, I'll give 'em a try.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 4:01PM
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