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 Post subject: Succisa pratensis
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:45 am 
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With some encouragement of Dan I took a look in this section. Native in the Netherlands, but not very often seen anymore. (but still one in my garden) Succisa pratensis. In Dutch "Blauwe knoop = blue button"
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That's very nice, Harry.
I like the name, what kind of plant is this, herbaceous perennial?

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Hi Phil, I tried to figure out what you all mean by the word perannial? Can you explain? Harry


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Sorry harry, perennials are plants that come back year after year, as opposed to annuals and biennials which last only one or two years, actually, i've just fed those words into babelfish and got out the following:

Perennial/eeuwigdurende Annual/jaarlijks

i hope that helps and babelfish got it right :)

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thanks Phil, it's perennial, a long living steady plant in wet poor hayland. Poor is the problem in the Netherlands; everything is so ...????eutrofiad...??? (rich on nitrogen) and sour rain does the rest. (difficult language that English)

near my village are some moors and heatherfields. there on some protected and absolutely closed places this plant is in large numbers. Why it is in my garden...? Just luck.

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Harry, often plants like this do better in habitat, where you might expect them to have a hard time, than they do in a garden with loads of nutrients but having to compete with enormous cultivated plants. It's nice that this plant has found your garden to be a suitable place to grow :)

sour==acid?

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