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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Help me identify these two plants

Can anyone out there identify these plants for me?
I flipped through every page of the American Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and was unable to find a match. It took years for this specimen to bulk up and flower in my garden, and in the meantime I've lost track of its name.

The second plant (see below) is a member of the Boraginaceae and, although not the prettiest thing, makes a good weed-smothering ground cover. I received it from a rock garden society plant sale and am happy to give it a home.

1 comment:

  1. Tony Reznicek of the U-M Herbarium has nailed them: Diphylleia cymosa and Symphytum grandiflorum.