Mystery plant identified?
In case you have not noticed, I don't like all my blog titles to be self-explanatory. But the picture probably lets you know it is about plants.
At our last garden club meeting, which by the way our next one will be this coming Friday, a member brought in a plant sample that someone picked up at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin.
We hypothesized that being in a garden from the 1800's it probably had a dual purpose, such as an herb and I think we were right. (Who's surprised?)
Anyway, my best guess is that it is a variety of St. John's Wort. If you Google the name and then go to "images" there is a slew of pictures and some of them resemble the sample.
The original person getting the sample described the flower similar to dandelions in the way they set seed. I think the flower on the right hand side might explain why they thought this.
The sample by the way is holding up fine. I put it in water and they seem to be doing well so I am hoping I can root them and as a result get a better look at them growing.
You can find numerous listings about how to grow and what the beneficial uses are, and here is just one http://www.superbherbs.net/StJohnswort.htm