Thursday, April 12, 2012

Plant Identified: Bowlesia Incana

This plant is Bowlesia incana, common name hoary bowlesia.  According to wikipedia it is a member of the parsley family and a native to South America and the southeastern and southwestern United States.


According to debndal at The Garden Forums it does NOT have any spines or burrs and lasts two winters long.  She didn't notice any flowers on hers, but wikipedia says it grows yellow-green flowers appear in the leaf axils, and the tiny inflated fruit is only 2 millimeters wide.  (Which explains why you might not notice any).

Now, you know I had offered a giveaway to the first person who correctly identified this.  Weel, I had asked about this and a number of other plants both here and on The Garden Forum and THOUGHT no one had been able to identify it yet (thus, the giveaway).  Well, I was wrong.  Somehow I actually missed the VERY FIRST POST on The Garden Forum in which pkponder identified this plant!

So, here's what I'm doing...I'm going to give away free seeds or a postcard to everyone who posted here.  Since I only have one Carl's Jr. Coupon and don't want to waste it, I selected a few people who gave the most helpful answers and am giving it to the first one of them who claims it.

Thanks all!



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11 comments:

  1. I am not sure what it is, but I know I have seen it before.

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  2. I am going to look in a couple of plant books I have.

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  3. Kind of looks like it could be a bleeding heart. I can't see if it is a lot of little plants or one plant!!

    Wish we had a Carl's Junior here.

    One of the other bloggers, Becky Jane from Rise Above Your Limits is trying to figure out your plant too. She linked up with the Garden Club.

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  4. I have a cousin living in TX that might be able to ID your plant. She is quite the plant lady...just waiting to hear from her...guess she'll get the gift card if she identifies it!

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  5. Its one plant. Not bleeding heart! Pretty sure its something wild.

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  6. I stopped over to see if anyone found out what this was yet. I guess not. Hmmmmmmm

    Oh... on Monday, I am having a mens leather wallet giveaway in western theme. I am using the one I got for review to give my Hubs for Fathers day.

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  7. It looks a lot like buttercup, there are many species, but they would have yellow flowers. If it is I am plagued with it and it spreads like wildfire to take over big areas and is hard to eradicate.

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  8. I tried to find out what it is but couldn't identify it. My suggestion would be to contact your county extension service or a near by university to find out...good luck. It's such a pretty plant.

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  9. I don't know what it is... but you could name it "angelwing" LOL
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  10. Thanks anyway, Gale, I'll pass on the seeds. I'm glad you found out what it is, one site says it resembles hairy buttercup ;) but it sounds invasive. Like buttercup. Anyway, happy Spring.

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  11. got my package! thanks for the fun!

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