caroline
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Identify a beautiful plant please??

Hi all,
hope I have the right section to put this in, but wasn't sure where else I'd enter it. Was out and about on a family outing today, and came across this beautiful little plant, which I would dearly love to know the name of, so that I can look it up for more info... I have put a couple of close-ups on the following link if anybody would like to take a look (it's very hard to describe for somebody like me who doesn't know the terms/jargon!) :oops:

HERE'S THE LINK -: www.photobox.co.uk/my/album?album_id=106707842

Thanks, would love to know what it is....................!!!

Caroline.

GardenLisa
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The flower looks like a columbine (Aquliegia), but the foliage isn't right.

bullthistle
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Certainly looks like a columbine or in the family. Maybe you can check natives for your area. Did you notice it in a planting or in a field? If in a field more than likely a native.

MaineDesigner
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It is an Epimedium

caroline
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Wow, thanks! I must say, you are all so helpful on this site - every time I have used it (and I ask some pretty silly questions sometimes!!!), I get great responses! V. good for an amateur like me :D :wink:

Will look those up at work this afternoon and see what I can find...

I saw it growing on the very edge of a specialist rare (but hardy to UK) plants nursery. The guy was quite busy with other customers, so I didn't want to keep bugging him to ask what everything was that was either growing in the ground (such as this particular plant), or things that weren't labelled.

Got something to go on now though, so thanks all! :)

Caroline.

caroline
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Thanks!

It most certainly is an Epimedium! I googled them and found them straight away - and they are shade lovers, which I am missing most of in my garden, so great!!!

Thanks again!

:D :D

The Helpful Gardener
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Nicely done MD...

HG
Scott Reil

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