Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???


Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???

Upload a photo in the comment section below and members can comment on what the plant is that you are trying to identify.  PLEASE!  I know this is a Clematis..

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Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on February 28, 2012 at 7:58am

When I was reading these comments, I thought about a  native wildflower that I like - Buttercup, (Ranuclulus hispidus). And the garden center where I used to work, we had a variety of buttercup that was very, very invasive! They had a root that went all the way to China! What was worse, customers wanted to know if we sold them!

(I love Queen Annes' Lace, too. It's also considered a wildflower/weed!)

Comment by Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A on February 28, 2012 at 7:41am

Gladys, thank you for bringing your plants to our attention. I for one find them quite attractive and plan on getting all 4 varieties that Tony Avent sells. I have a nice woodsy area next to a common area that will work out nicely. Again, thank you!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 27, 2012 at 8:17pm

From what I figured out about invasive plants is in one part of the country it could be a nice slow growing plant but in other areas it just takes off and is hard to get rid of. There really is no rhyme or reason to it.

I have purple cone flowers in certain parts of my garden and they stay where they are planted, but a friend in ND hates them because they pop up everywhere and they are considered a weed.  Here by me Queens Ann Lace is considered a weed yet in other parts of the country they are a perennial.

Comment by Cramer NC Zn7 on February 27, 2012 at 4:57pm

-SNIP - At least now I have a pretty good idea of what this plant is!! - SNIP -  And that's what it is all about!  Wish I could evaluate it myself it sounds like a rather nice ground cover.

Comment by Gladys Hutson -NC7b on February 27, 2012 at 9:45am

One more comment on this plant......"Plants Delight" has an online chat, so I asked about the Lesser celandine, specifically the "Yaffle" variety.

Their response:

"Some varieties can be more aggressive spreaders, but we have found this variety (Yaffle) to be rather well behaved.  Some of the wild varieties can be a bit weedy. We only sell R. ficaria varieties."

I then asked her what is a "wild variety" and what makes it wild?

Her Reply "I think when talking about "wild" varieties, it refers to other species of Ranunculus, not the Ranunculus ficaria."

So I am pleased and content with my findings and am pretty sure that I have Ranunculus ficaria, Lesser celandine, Yaffle.

Comment by Gladys Hutson -NC7b on February 27, 2012 at 8:13am

HAD TO SHARE THIS.....  While digging around in the "Plants Delight" site I found this policy.....



We spend several weeks each year in different parts of the USA or in other countries on plant expeditions, from which we bring back many new wonders you may one day enjoy. All plants are carefully evaluated here and at other cooperating sites. It is our goal to not offer plants that will become invasive (i.e., invade and displace natives in functioning natural ecosystems). We adhere to the Nursery Codes of Conduct as adopted at the 2001 St. Louis Summit on Invasive Plants and encourage other nurseries to do the same. Realizing that it is impossible to completely predict invasiveness in every ecological region of the country, we implore gardeners to watch for plants that show true invasive potential and to let us know those findings. Please understand also that re-seeding around the garden is very different from invading natural areas. Please also understand that while a species may be invasive, cultivars within that species may not exhibit those particular undesirable traits. While the invasive plant issue is a great area of concern to us, a proposed nationwide ban of plants that are only invasive and hardy in Hawaii or South Florida is absurdly extreme. We are very wary of a small but vocal group of plant bigots who advocate a horticultural ethnic cleansing as a means of satisfying their myopic view of nature. As with all vices, moderation and responsibility are the answer.

Comment by Gladys Hutson -NC7b on February 27, 2012 at 8:07am

I have looked at both websites that were mentioned below.  I guess there are all types of Lesser celandine.  By looking at the pictures on "Plants Delight" I would guess mine to be the "Yaffle" because the leaves are not black, they are green and mottled and it grows in a very tight clump.  Dave's Garden website's mentioned it's invasive qualities but Plants Delight did not.  I would think that a nursery would at least mentions something like that??  Like I said before, I have 2 acres that I garden and have had this plant in this location for at least 10 years.  I have hardly had the experience of it being invasive (although it has seemed to grow quicker when given more sun.  I will again say that I would much rather have this plant in my beds than all the chickweed that is currently going crazy in my neck of the woods.   The Dave's Garden site also said that some wood ash around on the plant would keep it contained ?? (might have to try that) and the fact that I have a large area to cover, I am not that concerned.  I did not find this plant in the ncwildflower site.


Thanks for all the help!!  At least now I have a pretty good idea of what this plant is!!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 25, 2012 at 9:53am

If it is a native plant you probably can find it here:


This is the North Carolina Native Plant Society

Comment by Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A on February 25, 2012 at 7:11am

Well, I looked it up and see the species can be quite invasive. Plant Delights has 4 different cultivars with a little variation in flower coloration and leave colors. At least one of them is not invasive.

Comment by Cramer NC Zn7 on February 24, 2012 at 11:30pm

As Louise has pointed out and this discussion proves, a picture is not enough information to positively identify any plant.  For instance the asarum sends up only two leaves from the growing tip of each rhizome each year.  If the plant in question trails across the ground (even if the trail is a short one) then it would not be asarum.  But just because it looks like the lesser celandine in its flower, does not mean it is one.  But it does not mean it isn't one either.  We can only try to come close with a picture, to be certain would require a taxonomist, even then the taxonomist is known to make a mistake now and then.


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