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smcrenshaw Pennsylvania Bittercress
Pennsylvania Bittercress commented on by smcrenshaw Kentucky, USA8 years ago

Thanks for the ID as bittercress! After looking over the species, though, I think Pennsylvania is a little better fit than Hairy.

smcrenshaw Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by smcrenshaw Kentucky, USA8 years ago

How does that compare with the broad leafed, dark purple variety that I also understand is a violet?
Other than the fuzzy yellow throat and darker coloring, I've noticed the blossoms between the two are remarkably similar.
But the leaves are totally different... ?

smcrenshaw Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by smcrenshaw Kentucky, USA8 years ago

A variety of Salvia?

smcrenshaw Pine snake
Pine snake commented on by smcrenshaw Tallahassee, Florida, USA8 years ago

Woo

smcrenshaw Shiso
Shiso commented on by smcrenshaw Kentucky, USA8 years ago

Excellent, Chester. Looks like you are right.
I'm learning from you every time you ID one of my finds. Thanks for taking the time to cultivate us amateur nature enthusiasts.

smcrenshaw Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by smcrenshaw Kentucky, USA8 years ago

The leaf shape and sets of 3 suggest it may be some kind of a clover?

smcrenshaw Mock Strawberry
Mock Strawberry commented on by smcrenshaw Kentucky, USA8 years ago

Good catch. Thanks, Chester.

smcrenshaw Shiso
Shiso commented on by smcrenshaw Kentucky, USA8 years ago

Good call, Chester. These definitely do appear to be Perilla frutescens, though I'm not convinced that Crispa is the correct variety.
When I looked into your suggestion, the information suggested that the variety gone feral in N. America is different and has deviated in flavor and usefulness. Not true Shiso. The scent I experienced certainly seemed to vary from the notes flavor of true Shiso.
Perhaps some field testing will clear up the question... Thoughts?
Thank you both for your help. I believe we are getting much closer on this one.

smcrenshaw Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by smcrenshaw Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany8 years ago

Agreed: Impatiens

smcrenshaw Pink-spotted flower moth
Pink-spotted flower moth commented on by smcrenshaw Denton, Texas, USA8 years ago

My siblings and I used to just call it a Playdoh moth, because the first time we found one, we or it for a pinch of Playdoh. :)

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