Unknown in borage family

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Novak
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Joined: 2009-10-07
Unknown in borage family

I got this plant labeled as Eritrichium pectinatum, which is clearly wrong. The plant is 10" tall, slightly pubescent, with 3" lanceolate leaves.

 

Any ideas?

Novak
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-10-07

Evidently I haven't got the hang of adding photos. Trying again....

Janet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, zone 7a
Webmaster for the Delaware Valley Chapter (dvcnargs.org)

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Hello Janet,

Looks like Cynoglossum officinale

 

Maggi

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Novak
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-10-07

Ah, Cynoglossum! I don't think it's C. officinale, which generally has dark purplish flowers, but it does look like C. amabile. Maggi, thanks for putting me on the right track!

Janet

Janet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, zone 7a
Webmaster for the Delaware Valley Chapter (dvcnargs.org)

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

I meant just to say it was some type of Cynoglosum, baesd on the seed head - must have written C. officinale  automatically - at least it was some use to you, Janet!

Cheers,

M

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

it certainly does resemble Cynoglossum but doesn't Cynoglossum amabile have big, coarse basal leaves?

It looks rather like Eritrichium canum... ?

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200018990

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Sorry Lori, just  now spotted your post above .

I think the clincher for me of a Cynoglossum is the seed head  - that quatrefoil shape, with little hooks/bristles is, I thought,  a diagnostic?

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Novak
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-10-07

I'm sticking with Cynoglossum on this. An illustration of Eritrichium canum (http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=93178&flora_id=5) shows the seeds forming a pyramid, whereas the seeds on my plant form a flat cluster.

Janet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, zone 7a
Webmaster for the Delaware Valley Chapter (dvcnargs.org)

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