Flower or Plant

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by jimmylove223, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. jimmylove223

    jimmylove223 Member

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    I would like to know whether this is a plant or a flower, and what is the name of it. Thank You in advance
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Stachys byzantia? (aka Lamb's Ears.)

    Just a by the way - all flowers are plants, but not all plants produce flowers....
     
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    woodschmoe Active Member 10 Years

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    Or is it a Mullein (Verbascum)?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    My first thought was Verbascum, but I am not certain. If you mean is this a flower? No they are leaves arranged in a rosette shape. This would be called a basal rosette.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Ditto Mullein.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Great Mullein Verbascum thapsus; an invasive weed in your area. This is a first-year plant, it'll flower next year (unless you remove it first!).
     
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    Eric La Fountaine is correct. I brought one home from the compost site thinking this is the largest Lamb's Ears I have ever seen! It is sitting in a pot in my front yard.:) Googled it again and MichaelF has the complete name. AAAWWW, but it's leaves are soft and fuzzy like a Lamb's ear. And mine is about to flower. It's so cute!
    Well, I guess I will have to pull that one anyway...and it's back to the compost site.
    Big thank you!
     

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