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Help ID Two Plants

Posted by achang89 Central NJ Z6b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 16:17

I just dug those wild flowers from my yard. Do not know what they are, annuals or perennials. I like the flowers.

Plant 1:
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Plant 2:
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RE: Help ID Two Plants

First picture is black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia). Generally it's a self-seeding annual altho' there may be a few perennial cultivars. Don't know the name of #'s2.


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2nd one looks like Impatiens capensis. You might want to read up about that one. I think it may be a rampant self sower.

Kevin


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I agree, Kevin, that the second is Spotted Jewelweed/Orange Touch-Me-Not (to give some of its common names....). It is an annual that prefers damp places and self-seeds vigorously via exploding seed pods - hence the touch-me-not name...


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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 19:58

Yeah, I capensis is what the shape looks like..the color is more like a brightly colored I pallida though.
I wonder if it could be some kind of hybrid ? I've never seen capensis that isn't orange..at least dull orange.


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Great. I thought Black-eyed Susan is a more robust plant.

I found the capensis in the wild. Since it is an annual, I'll need to figure how to save the seeds. The plant is very tender.


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I've seen the impatiens growing in the wild in boggy areas. All the plants were very large - 3 feet or over and looked beautiful in that setting. I have a feeling they are not going to look as good in a regular garden. Some plants just need to stay where they originated.

Kevin


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I grew multiple black-eyed susan cultivars from seed via winter sowing back in 2010 thinking they were perennials. I've since learned they aren't. Since they continue to self-seed and bloom each season in my garden beds, they behave like perennials. That says "robust" to me.


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If that is indeed jewelweed, and it looks like to me, just a warning that in nature it can often be found near poison ivy - and is supposedly a treatment for it as well. So if you are planning on digging more out, just be careful where you stick your hands. :)

A friend of mine has big swaths of this growing along a streambank in the back yard. I have to agree with Kevin on this one - it looks actually rather nice in its spot, even though most consider it a weed, but I don't think I personally would move it to a garden. Besides, it seeds rather prolifically and would probably take over any bed its in.

Dee


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I believe the 2nd one is jewelweed. I found some of them in our wild area with swamp rose, milkweed and many other plants. This is close to drainage stream.

I just found the flowers appealing. I'll keep them in my flower bed for a year to see how they look.


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