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Little Purple Flower - What is it?

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valenaann68
Joined: 8/10/2006
Location: Irvington, Alabama, USA
Posts: 10
Posted: Aug/10/2006 2:41 AM PST

Good evening! I have a flower that I took several pictures of at Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Alabama. No one seems to know what it is. I have a close up pic and an overall view pic. Does anybody know what this is? Any help would be greatly appreciated. :redapple:

[IMG]http://static.flickr.com/18/182928077_22b8132 ad4_m.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://static.flickr.com/70/199219830_e2ac563 0d4_m.jpg[/IMG]
MamaBearBSA photos
Joined: 8/14/2002
Location: Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines)
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Posted: Aug/10/2006 3:00 AM PST

rock cress maybe?
valenaann68
Joined: 8/10/2006
Location: Irvington, Alabama, USA
Posts: 10
Posted: Aug/10/2006 3:09 AM PST

Mama Bear,
I checked rock cress out. It only has 4 petals. But they seem similiar. Thanks for the suggestion. :tomatodan
Tammie
Joined: 3/08/2006
Location: Ontario, Canada ... Zone 2a - 3b
Posts: 325
Posted: Aug/10/2006 12:34 PM PST

Looks just like my cosmos.
cazimere photos
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Posted: Aug/10/2006 2:47 PM PST

Check out Violet Wood Sorrel
valenaann68
Joined: 8/10/2006
Location: Irvington, Alabama, USA
Posts: 10
Posted: Aug/10/2006 3:31 PM PST

The violet wood sorrel looks similiar, but I can't tell if it has the same leaves. This flower has been driving me crazy since May. :evilB:
cazimere photos
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Posted: Aug/10/2006 7:51 PM PST

Nevermind, i'm wrong.
Could you post a closeup of one of the flowers and leaves ?
valenaann68
Joined: 8/10/2006
Location: Irvington, Alabama, USA
Posts: 10
Posted: Aug/11/2006 12:43 AM PST

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. :greenappl

I have 4 different pictures of this flower. They are in large format in my Flickr album. Here is the link:

[URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/76699331@N00/se ts/72157594188897529/"]http://www.flickr.com/photo s/76699331@N00/sets/72157594188897529/[/URL]

Just click on the thumbnail, then click "All Sizes". That will blow it up to the original file size.

I called Bellingrath Gardens today and left a message for the lady who is supposed to be in charge of the displays. I'm hoping she might be able to tell me what this is, if she remembers. arty09:
valenaann68
Joined: 8/10/2006
Location: Irvington, Alabama, USA
Posts: 10
Posted: Aug/11/2006 3:11 PM PST

Woo hoo! I apologize for the back to back posts, but I am so happy! The lady from Bellingrath Gardens called me back. She said my mystery flower is bacopa. They grow it there at the gardens. I am so thrilled! I have all my flower pictures identified. For now. arty09: arty09:
BlueBelle
Joined: 4/15/2005
Location: Ontario, Canada, zone 5a
Posts: 6485
Posted: Aug/11/2006 3:18 PM PST

Ah, bacopa. I wsa viewing it way off scale. I didn't realize the flowers were that tiny. This is what I'm used to seeing bacopa as:
http://www.bgardens.com/al5plpg/images/Bacopa%2 0Blue%20Dream.jpg
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