Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My brilliant readers: what is this mystery plant?

I got an e-mail from D. M. asking for an ID on this plant that has slipped into her garden:





When I first saw it, I thought "hey, that looks like American nightshade..." then I saw the flowers. Then I wondered, is is a primrose?

Someone help this lady out!

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In other news, I'll be at the Union Street Farmer's Market in Gainesville this evening, rare and wonderful edible plants in tow. We've got some cool new offerings now - I hope to see you there.


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2 Comments:

At May 13, 2015 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Derek the Grower said...

Its called a water primrose. Not sure if they have any practical uses.

 
At May 14, 2015 at 9:09 AM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

Thank you, Derek the Grower. I'll look that up.

 

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