Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yoohoo, Any Clue?

Working at a nursery gives me many opportunities to bring home new or throw-away plants. We have beds planted around in different areas including one out by the street. Not too long ago we decided to clean it out as it had become taken over by weeds. I couldn't help but notice plants that were growing in amongst the weeds. They were going to be thrown out so I dug a couple up and took them home. I knew a couple were phlox and I thought that's what this one was but I have never seen a yellow blooming phlox.So, who knows what this is? I asked one of the guys and he thought it was some sort of rudbeckia. Well me not being completely sure of his answer asked someone else today at work. We have a beautiful patch of them blooming right now. He thought it was a type of coreopsis. Here's a foliage close-up. The buds do look exactly like a coreopsis. A rudbeckia bud has tiny petals that are folded up together which these do not have.

So in conclusion, unless someone out there in blogland can come up with a better answer, I think this is a coreopsis. I'm very happy about that because I have it in two areas in my beds and they are just now starting to bloom.

22 comments:

Daisy said...

I think it is a coreopsis too, Susie, but I'm not sure. I had those one year a few years back. It is very pretty. I love that bright yellow color. :)

Mildred said...

The leaf reminds me of coreopsis. Enjoy it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Coreopsis, Susie... I think we all agree. It is so pretty. I don't see it often. Love the pretty little yellow flower.
Hugs,
Betsy

KathyB. said...

It looks like my rudbeckia..I have 3 types of coreopsis and it doesn't look like any of them. maybe it is a coreopsis / rudbeckia! It has a nice flower, doesn't it? You will let us know when you find out for sure, won't you?

Deb said...

how nice you work in a nursery...no wonder your gardens are so nice....

Darla said...

I'll wait and see what the gardening experts tell ya!!

Milah said...

I'm scratching my head on this one.
Don't know.

Roses and Lilacs said...

It looks like one of the hybrid rudbeckias to me. How tall is it? Rudbeckias can be quite variable.
Marnie

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sorry, don't know. But like it.

Ramona

George said...

The only thing I know about this flower is that it's pretty.

Jen said...

Well it has that Daisy look and so I like it. :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The leaves remind me of Coreopsis too, but I really don't know. It's pretty whatever it is!

Dorothy said...

Hi Susie,
It's pretty! Isn't the Coreopsis our State (MS) Flower or Wildflower? We have lots of the wild variety growing on the roadsides around here.

Ginger said...

I immediately thought it was a coreopsis. It's so cheery!!

Rose said...

This looks more like a Rudbeckia to me. But I know there are many varieties of coreopsis, including a wildflower here in Illinois, so perhaps it is one. It's pretty whatever it is, certainly worth rescuing!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

The flower does look like coreopsis, but the foliage doesn't--it looks more like Rudbeckia to me. It's pretty whatever it is! I would so be in trouble if I worked at a nursery--my paycheck would come home in pots! ;-)

Congrats on your well deserved win on Blotanical!

Leedra said...

Very pretty, no matter what the flower. I do understand wanting to know though.

trailrider731 said...

well, gee, I'm no good at identifying stuff,,,, amazing, I just posted a similar request!!!

seeya,
lynn
the best is yet to come!!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Coreopsis have become one of my favorites Susie! I bought seeds from the Wildseed Farm and intend to plants several different kinds in spring. Can't wait!

Johnnny said...

Hi Susie - Congrats also from me on your Blotanical Award. My blogging isn't primarily gardening but my wife Kit might qualify. Thanks for visiting Fake Lake at Johnnny's World.

Kanak Hagjer said...

No help from me Susie but love that yellow. Cheers me up for sure!!

Ashley ~ said...

Well, if it were in FarmVille, I'm sure I could find out what it was, but since I'm not, I have no idea what it is. (smile) Have a grrreat afternoon*! ((hugs)) _Ashley*