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dfoster888
Joined: 11/12/2008
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 2
Posted: Nov/12/2008 5:48 PM PST

Hey guys, does anyone know what kind of flower this is?
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Thanks!

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loulou photos
Joined: 4/14/2006
Location: arkansas
Posts: 382
Posted: Nov/12/2008 6:02 PM PST

I don't know what it is but I want some of it!!
RosemarieRo photos
Joined: 4/01/2008
Location: So. Calif nr beach-border
Posts: 1248
Posted: Nov/12/2008 7:17 PM PST

My guess would be either Stachytarpheta urticifolia, Porterweed or Verbena officinalis (maybe-but could be another species), Vervain. You'd have to check the foliage (if any seen) & compare.

http://www.taunton.com/finegardening/plantguide/st achytarpheta-urticifolia-blue-porterweed.aspx

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maggieevans photos
Joined: 8/23/2002
Location: Cross Plains,Tn. zone 6
Posts: 1542
Posted: Nov/12/2008 7:20 PM PST

I believe it to be a Lavender. Not sure of the variety tho.
RosemarieRo photos
Joined: 4/01/2008
Location: So. Calif nr beach-border
Posts: 1248
Posted: Nov/13/2008 2:37 PM PST

Since you are from Texas, I'll say it's probably Texas Vervain, Verbena halei.
aimee blog photos
Joined: 6/21/2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 850
Posted: Nov/13/2008 9:04 PM PST

It's beautiful! I'd like some too! Doesn't look like a lavender to me - I've killed many a lavender (LOL) but I've never seen one with flower spikes that long and thin.
dfoster888
Joined: 11/12/2008
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 2
Posted: Dec/01/2008 6:52 PM PST

Thanks for your help everyone!
So far I'm thinking Vervain also.
cgar blog photos
Joined: 9/24/2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 582
Posted: Dec/01/2008 8:07 PM PST

This is a photo from karenmelody.com. Texas vervain is my vote also.

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jeanne68
Joined: 4/30/2014
Location: waianae, hawaii
Posts: 1
Posted: Apr/30/2014 2:24 AM PST

ALOHA FROM HAWAII. WE CALL THIS RATS TAIL. BUT IT IS PORTER WEED. ILEARNED FROM THE OLD KNOWLEDGEABLE HAWAIIANS THAT WE USE THE LEAVES FOR TEA. THE TINY FLOWERS ARE EDIBLE. THEY TASTE LIKE SHINTAKE MUSHROOMS. I DRINK THE TEA AND EAT THE FLOWERS IN SALAD. IT GRPWS INTO A SHRUB. THE TEA TASTE LIKE REGULAR TEA. ALOHA GRANNIE JEAN:
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