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butterfly seed mix IDs (pic heavy)

Posted by lilangel181 zone 5 ( on
Wed, Jul 9, 14 at 21:35

I was given a random mix of seeds when I donated to save the monarchs this past winter. Everything is finally starting to bloom and I was hoping yall could help ID some of them.

1. Not in bloom yet. About 18 inches tall with three points on most of the leaves.  photo IMAG0017.jpg

2. Not in bloom yet. About 12-15 inches tall with a fuzzy stem and toothy leaves.  photo IMAG0016.jpg

3. Two feet tall. This one has been open a few days already, and looks like another plant is going to bloom orange!. photo IMAG0014.jpg photo IMAG0015.jpg

4. This one smells funny. I can't really describe it well, but its strong- almost spicy. photo IMAG0012.jpg photo IMAG0013.jpg

5. Totally stumped! I realized in uploading that you can't really see the foliage here (its in the bottom left corner of photo 1 and the background of number 4), but its waxyish and so lobed that the leaf practically traces the veins. It's also about two feet tall. photo IMAG0010.jpg

6. (Last but not least) Is this some kind of pink bachelor button? Each petal is it's own flower and the leaves are silvery green. Plants are about 12-15 inches tall. photo IMAG0008.jpg

Thanks so much for everyone's time and help!!
~ Laura

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RE: butterfly seed mix IDs (pic heavy)

1. Tithonia rotundifolia/Mexican Sunflower
2. ?
3. Calendula officinalis
4. Euphorbia polychroma/Cushion Spurge?
5. Ismelia carinata/Tricolor Daisy
6. Centaurea cyanus/Cornflower

RE: butterfly seed mix IDs (pic heavy)

2. Possibly Erechtites hieracifolia. American Burnweed.
4. Is not E polychroma - the perfoliate leaves are wrong. Compare with Smyrnium perfoliatum.

RE: butterfly seed mix IDs (pic heavy)

#4 looks very spurge-y indeed with the flowers but is hare's ear, Bupleurum rotundifolium


RE: butterfly seed mix IDs (pic heavy)

Oh of course! I considered Burpleurum but could only think of B perfoliatum. Thanks for the reminder.

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