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Old 08-08-2014, 03:25 PM   #211
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Wow I love that big tall plant
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:57 PM   #212
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hey dap I can see red on the cardinal plants you gave me. Won't be long now. Can't wait!
YAY!

I spotted one lobelia in one of the spots I put the seedlings...it was forming buds, I sort of thought it was the cardinal flower, but I'll know more as it gets older/bigger.

Today, I actually got Jeff to walk with me a reservoir about half an hour from here. We had time to kill before a movie (we've only gone twice in all the time we've been together--and that was all in the past two years since they know have glasses that project the captions on the screen for the viewer). Anyway, it was great that there was no humidity...and, as we got close to the water, I spotted some cardinal flowers blooming through the trees...once we got around the bend, I got a great view of them along a "sand bar' or whatever you'd call that.



I'm hoping I can get back there to collect some seed, so I'd have the local ecotype.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:00 PM   #213
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It's soooo dry here now, no rain for 3 weeks. Tick trefoil (one of the many, there are 16 different species in Kentucky) and hawkweed are blooming. Ironweed is just starting.
Sorry it is so dry for you, linrose.

I discovered tick trefoil after moving to NE PA...I'd love to get it established on our property.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:01 PM   #214
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I think I have that. Nice pic by the way.

I also have what looks like a lobelia with really tiny flowers.
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I am pleased to report an unabused silphium.
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Does that mean you can get a title change?

...I can't even remember the story behind that...care to share?
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Speaking of Silphium...here is my cup plant in bloom:

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I'm actually happy that mine is no more than about 6 feet in height. I bet if it were in a more moist area, it would be taller. I kind of like it this height.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:16 PM   #217
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Here's a better photo...

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...but I still can't find a good one showing its height (or lack there of).
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:28 AM   #218
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~smile~

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I think I must once have mentioned abusing my original silphium plant. It had followed me from our old house, and when I dug it up to bring it to WV, discovered that it had never been planted but just heeled in, pot and all, for at least two years. The poor thing's roots were bursting the plastic pot. (Am pleased to report that it survived, although the one in the picture is a different plant.)
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The original abused plant has never gotten taller than six feet or so and the flowers are smaller, even though it is the same species planted only a few feet away from the giant.
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I have a bunch of silphium that appear to be prairie dock, S. Terebinthinaceum, which was in the seed mix I planted there. However, the basal leaves are more like 8-12 inches than the 12-18 inches my book says they should be. I suspect it is because of abuse and neglect - I have it in my roadside bed, in hard pan clay, getting water only when it rains and sun in the morning but not afternoon.

Have the rest of you seen dwarfing like this in silphiums, or should I be looking further into its identification? I don't have photos on my iPad, which is what I am typing on right now, but it has a basal rosette, and not that many leaves on the tall stalks, which have single flowers at the top, so I am pretty sure I am right.
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