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Old 05-22-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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A friend gave us root divisions of a perennial that he picked up in Vermont. He believes it is a wildflower.

Does anyone know what it might be?
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia' Maybe?
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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Maybe so. Thanks so much!
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I agree with rockerBOO who identified this plant for me also. I have been removing it because it is not native.
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I thought lacianata was a native. Or are you trying to have only the straight species, Ellen?
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This is confusing. This plant is considered a native but it is a cultivar or a hybrid. USDA plants didn't have any information on it.
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The second set is a cultivar (Rudbeckia laciniata var. hortensia 'Golden Glow') that is almost all petals.
Above is rockerBOO's comment to me about hortensia.

So it is a cultivar. Yes I prefer to have straight species. I still have some of this plant popping up. I have not noticed bees on the flowers although I read that bees do like the flowers. I will let this plant stay until I have true natives to replace it. Very interesting learning about plants. Thank you rockerBOO
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Double flowers are not generally as good for pollinators. If you're lucky, it may revert to the wild form.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:41 AM   #9
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Cut Leaf Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata is native to most of North America.

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia' is the species, and cultivar of Hortensia.

Hybrids are labeled with an . Ex. Rudbeckia fulgida.


This cultivar doesn't have true flowers, so will only spread by runners underground.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:20 PM   #10
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I knew I could depend on y'all to identify it. Sweetie mentioned that he thinks someone was taking one to the university in hopes of finding out what it is. I said pffft - I know the right group to ask!

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