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Author Topic: Is this teucrium?  (Read 2563 times)

fermi de Sousa

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Is this teucrium?
« on: January 15, 2007, 07:39:08 AM »
I grew this from NARGS Seed labelled Salvia caespitosa and the foliage had me fooled. Then the small purplish flowers appeared and I think it's probably a Teucrium.
Any ideas? I've applied for more Salvia seed from this years' NARGS Seedex but this plant still looks worth growing in the rock garden.
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Lesley Cox

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Re: Is this teucrium?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 04:42:39 AM »
I can't really tell from the enlarged pic. You may well be right. But show me on April 10-12. Actually flying over on the 9th, Easter Monday.

Two batches I sowed last summer as S. caespitosa were both S. argentea.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2007, 04:44:13 AM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: Is this teucrium?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 02:06:38 AM »
It could be teucrium betonicum
Marjorie Smith, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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Re: Is this teucrium?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 06:51:49 AM »
Hi Marjorie,
I "googled" T. betonicum and got a few conflicting images but in general they show a plant with spikes of flowers whereas these seem to be small and individual; the foliage isn't quite scalloped enough either.
There are 12 more pages of images but so far (page 7) nothing that comes close, though the flower shape looks right.
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fermi
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