Saturday, March 22, 2008

The "Name That Plant" Game


The small package has been opened but I am still trying to figure out what it is. Annie in Austin suggested one idea, and while the flower looks very much like it is related to a flax the rest of the plant doesn't quite fit and so here is a better picture of the whole plant. Anyone else want to play?

30 minutes later....

Ah HA...even though I should be planning an Easter dinner...I have been surfing and think I finally found the species...
Veronica chamaedrys or Germander Speedwell!

3 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Some of the photos via google show the same striking white stamens as your original photo - that looks like a winner, Tabor.

Good luck with the Easter dinner!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Annie in Austin said...

Me again... David in NC seems to have the little veronica in his March 19th post.
Why did I never notice it before?

Annie

Kerri said...

Yes, it's speedwell. Such a dainty, tiny flower, isn't it? And a beautiful shade of blue.
I found it growing wild under the trees, over by the river last spring, and named it via the internet. The Connecticut Botanic Society has a great website for IDing wildflowers.
If I hadn't been trying to keep those daffs fresh for church, I never would've thought to put them out where it was cool. They've lasted amazingly well.
Happy Easter to you Tabor!