Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England March 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:12 pm

» New For 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 1:21 pm

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:40 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:30 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by GWN Today at 10:55 am

» Hello from MN
by tschida42 Today at 10:18 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Today at 10:13 am

» Comfrey
by plantoid Today at 9:51 am

» Raised beds already made.
by jimmy cee Today at 9:32 am

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Today at 8:51 am

» GF Books
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:16 am

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Today at 4:36 am

» Need another type of compost.
by ralitaco Yesterday at 8:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:42 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:25 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:19 pm

» It's Fertilizer Time; Fruit Trees Down South!
by reynajrainwater Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:25 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by has55 Yesterday at 1:05 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:25 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 12:19 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by mlpii66 3/24/2017, 8:33 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by MrBooker 3/24/2017, 4:23 am

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 3/23/2017, 9:41 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising 3/23/2017, 9:34 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  NaturesApprentice on 7/19/2011, 1:11 pm

Good folks of SFG,

My folks just picked up some land near Patterson, CA...up in the hills, between Mt. Oso and Mt. Hamilton. I was up there this last weekend, scouting out ways to reforest the land, when this bizarre odor found me.

It smelled almost chemical, like an astringent, but it was very obvious...not subtle at all. Here are some pics:







Thoughts?

Thanks for your help...

NA
avatar
NaturesApprentice

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2011-02-22
Age : 46
Location : South Orange County, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Best guess

Post  acara on 7/19/2011, 1:57 pm

Hyssop
avatar
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 47
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  camprn on 7/19/2011, 3:13 pm

Cleveland Sage? Shocked
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Use CalPhotos

Post  No_Such_Reality on 7/19/2011, 4:02 pm

You're in SoCal. Hit the Cal Photos site at Berkeley to look at plant photos.

Hyssop sounds correct.

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/flora/

No_Such_Reality

Male Posts : 440
Join date : 2011-04-22
Location : Orange County, CA aka Disneyland or Sunset zone 22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  camprn on 7/19/2011, 4:15 pm

@No_Such_Reality wrote:You're in SoCal. Hit the Cal Photos site at Berkeley to look at plant photos.

Hyssop sounds correct.

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/flora/
Great link!!! I typed in Salvia clevelandii and it brought up numerous photos but this looks similar to your original pic NA. I think the pic from Berkley is of the plant prior to flowering, your original appears that the plant has flowered already.
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+0510+1014 :cat:
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  pattipan on 7/19/2011, 5:29 pm

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echium_vulgare



pattipan
avatar
pattipan

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  westie42 on 7/19/2011, 7:11 pm

Natures Apprentice Congratulations you have an oilseed cash crop in place, You struck oil already, nor is it a surprise who came up with the answer. Speaking of potential cash crops PattiPan did I see your name mentioned in an old outside forum article about the Autumn Olive Berry.

westie42

Male Posts : 512
Join date : 2011-03-22
Age : 75
Location : West Union, Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  camprn on 7/19/2011, 8:15 pm

@pattipan wrote:Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare)?

pattipan
Ooooh, that looks even better! Very Happy
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  Chopper on 7/23/2011, 9:18 pm

Looks like sage and if you can smell it - strong and somewhat minty/eucalyptusy then yeah. I would guess sage. And it grows wild everywhere here.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  donnainzone5 on 7/24/2011, 3:11 pm

You referred to reforesting the land; was there a fire in that area? If so, it may be the dreaded poodle-dog bush--which, like poison oak/ivy, causes a horrendous rash.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2039
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  camprn on 7/26/2011, 8:04 pm

NA, what's the verdict?
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  NaturesApprentice on 7/26/2011, 9:23 pm

I'm going with Hyssop. Matches the description, and wasn't too close to the poodle-dog thing. Thanks for the help, everyone!
avatar
NaturesApprentice

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2011-02-22
Age : 46
Location : South Orange County, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  Goosegirl on 7/26/2011, 10:00 pm

Hyssop is in the mint family. Does it have the trademark square stem of mint?
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3408
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  NaturesApprentice on 7/27/2011, 11:13 am

@Goosegirl wrote:Hyssop is in the mint family. Does it have the trademark square stem of mint?



Goosie,

I don't remember. I didn't know that was a trademark of the mint stuff. My oregano has a round stem, isn't that in the mint family also?



Or am I doing it wrong?
avatar
NaturesApprentice

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2011-02-22
Age : 46
Location : South Orange County, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  Goosegirl on 7/27/2011, 2:12 pm

@NaturesApprentice wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:Hyssop is in the mint family. Does it have the trademark square stem of mint?



Goosie,

I don't remember. I didn't know that was a trademark of the mint stuff. My oregano has a round stem, isn't that in the mint family also?



Or am I doing it wrong?



I just did some more reading, and not all of the mint family have square stems, but it is quite common in many of them. So, not a determining factor in your ID. SORRY!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3408
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plant People! Help identify this thing...win a cookie!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum