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!


  1. 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

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


  3. 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!


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