Problems with Cultivation and Identification: Identification of unknown seedling wanted.
Started by: Kerry Mitchell
A 'ring-in' among a pot of seeds from the last seed exchange.Go to latest contribution by Tim Ingram, 07 December 2012, 12:28. Go to bottom of this page.
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am a relatively new member & have never posted before, so hope I get this right. I am also inexperienced with alpine & rock garden plants. Sydney, Australia is hardly alpine territory but I have been growing some interesting plants from the seed exchange. This was an errant seedling in a pot of other seedlings & I thought it looked interesting so I separated it. It has done well on the cool, shady side of the shed but I 'cooked it' a bit when I brought it up to the house to photograph. I hope someone can tell me what it is. Is it a weed? Regards, Kerry
Kerry - it looks like Lysimachia minoricensis. This is a biennial which was an endemic to Menorca but now extinct in the wild and only occurs in cultivation. Rather striking silvered leaves! (It reminds me of Helleborus lividus).