Plant Identification


post an unknown plant and see if others can provide a name

Unknown Leguminosae

Submitted by Toole on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 23:46

Howdy all

I was given this plant earlier in the year --name on the label says Oxytropis sps.

I have a suspicion that in better light the flowering stem would be a lot shorter.
An ID would be appreciated .


Cheers Dave.

Unknown plant, NE Alberta

Submitted by Lori S. on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:28

I hate to give up but I'm drawing a blank on the identity of this plant that I saw along the shores of the Clearwater River in NE Alberta this fall! Does anyone know what it is? It may be something that is adapted to saline conditions, as there were many saline springs along the banks in this area.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.

unknown plant from Montana

Submitted by Ault on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 09:13

Can someone identify the plants in the attached image? This was growing on vertical limestone on the approach to HogBack Mountain, east of Helena, Montana. The plants were upwards of 3 feet across. Amazing cliff-hugging adaptability. No close-up, as I had to use a telephoto to pull in the plants.


Jim Ault
N. Illinois, USA

Unknown Erigeron

Submitted by Vaxvick on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 16:43

There's a phrase to strike fear in the hearts of an amateur botanist...almost as bad as "Unknown Arnica".
I obtained seeds of Erigeron aureus from this spring's NARGS seed exchange, was was delighted to get good germination. But the plants, which have not bloomed, have rosettes of very large, very hairy leaves, quite unlike the E. aureus that we find in the Rockies. I wonder what I've got!
Will attach photos of E. aureus from a hike this summer to Parker Ridge in Banff Nat. Park, and then the unknown plant.

Linda in Calgary, Alberta

Iris .......striense

Submitted by Peter George on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 12:09

A friend visited my garden a few weeks ago and brought a small iris as a gift. The label says Iris ??eustriense. The question marks are unintelligible letters. He told me it had relatively modest flowers, but beyond that, nothing. I've tried google, but so far I've not had any success in identifying what the species might be. Any ideas?