Saturday, September 13, 2014

plant identified

Thanks to a garden post by September Violets, a mystery is solved:

The sole survivor of the Snowplow Incident of 2013 is Chelone obliqua,
a very hardy and tolerant (but we knew that!) native wildflower.
There is apparently a white form as well, Chelone glabra,
which I would love to see!
Do you have it in your garden?
Perhaps we could trade!



  1. Oh, I love to see the answer to a botanical mystery. Thanks so much. Now I'm off to learn more about this plant.

  2. I know, right? I actually felt like I had accomplished something just be being on the internet!

  3. I have no white Chelona. But, I love the name!
    There's a character in the present story that's keeping me company/that I'm writing that fits the plant's description. Thank you!

  4. I'm so glad my little post caught your eye ;) I bought this flower for my mom years ago, and then liked it so much I added it to my own garden. Aren't they beautiful little blooms late in the season when so many other flowers have finished. Nice photo with the bee getting all he can in there! I hope you got all Piper's nasty burrs out ... and please give the goats a little hug for me :) Wendy x

  5. Don't you just love the internet LOL

  6. That's a beautiful photo. What a pretty flower.


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