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Apr. 23, 2012 7:13 am 
Updated: Nov. 28, 2014 1:37 pm
Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is? It's taking over & I'd like to research it. I usually keep the tags on the plants, but can't find it on this one. 
Sorry, the sun was shining weirdly & I didn't get very good pics. Here is a fuller version. 
And, I'd also like to know what *style* you consider this dresser. 
It was my grandparents and I love it. I've been calling it a certain style, but not sure if I'm correct. I'd love your opinion. 

And, just because it's a great pic I'm adding this one. My MIL took it with her cell phone outside of Ennis, Texas - it just screams Texas to me . . . . 

Apr. 23, 2012 7:16 am
looks like it might be a delphinium! Love the big steer in the bluebonnets!
Apr. 23, 2012 7:18 am
oh...the leaves are weird, sunflower like...but its the only blue flower I KNOW that gets tall like that. Let us know what you find out!
Apr. 23, 2012 7:19 am
Will do! I remember it was called blue something - boy, I wish I had a good memory :)
Apr. 23, 2012 7:19 am
it is called black and blue salvia-
Apr. 23, 2012 7:25 am
Apr. 23, 2012 7:26 am
What brand is that dresser, Scotdog?
Apr. 23, 2012 7:27 am
I'm with nanny, I think it's salvia.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:28 am
Thanks!! That sounds familiar Nanny - I'll go look at that link.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:28 am
It's salvia.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:29 am
And salvia will spread out on you and take over...the good thing is that the flowers are really pretty :)
Apr. 23, 2012 7:31 am
Marianne - I think it says Owasso Mfg. I'll have to go google that.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:31 am
The hummingbirds are all over it!
Apr. 23, 2012 7:35 am
Just wondered because it is similar to the furniture my mil left behind. Luckily my son got it, even though it's for a double bed.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:36 am
i think i also pinned it on pinterest
Apr. 23, 2012 7:37 am
salvia= sage
Apr. 23, 2012 7:40 am
Mine was a double bed also! I'm upset now that we didn't keep that frame. It had book shelves and doors built in. We went to a queen and couldn't use the bed anymore. My husband did end up using the wood to build some shelves but I love this style now. Even though my mom claims they were poor & it was cheap furniture to begin with. It's solid wood & I LOVE the hardware.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:41 am
Hi, It's mexican salvia. It's like mint, takes over everything. Pots only in a garden. cheers The dresser, just tell them it's baroque - class. that'll impress. Have you told your MIL she reminds you of a steer in the middle of a salvia field. Cheers.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:42 am
Interesting that it says it blooms in late summer. Mine is in full bloom right now. Must have been our extremely mild winter.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:43 am
LOL! Luckily I adore my MIL! And, I've been calling the dresser mid century modern, but I know that's not totally correct. Although a lot of my grandparents furniture reminds me of that.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:50 am
There are several varieties of blue salvia that bloom at different times. You could use the stems and leaf descriptions to better identify it. I have found size to be the least reliable.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:51 am
I have that plant it is black and blue salvia, I love it comes back year after year. I keep it in big containers to keep it contained, it blooms from spring until first freeze here. Salvia guaranitica
Apr. 23, 2012 7:53 am
Opps hit send by accident, the clue. The steer in the flowers, really really cool.
Apr. 23, 2012 7:54 am
I was going to say your plant was a sage too, I bet if you pinch a leaf you'll smell it? And I was going to call the furniture style mid-century too. Great minds all think alike =)
Apr. 23, 2012 7:57 am
it must be from the affordable wood era. I have been very picky with my furniture, I want it to be wood or leather. The glued sawdust crepe gives me tingles and I feel like it will fall to pieces if I slam the door too hard. I would call it affordable woody;)
Apr. 23, 2012 7:58 am
Good morning Scotdog . . . do a Google image search of antique double dressers . . . not sure if that is a pineapple on the handles but any additional clarifying info in search box might be helpful.
Apr. 23, 2012 8:09 am
the salvia can be maintianed and cut back, I have a large spot growing among the roses. I whack it back every spring to maintain it as it likes to spread. Not as agressive as other mint or raspberries.
Apr. 23, 2012 8:27 am
You know conky - I was going to say that they are pineapples, but on close inspection it's actually a basket that looks like wheat stalks.
Apr. 23, 2012 8:28 am
Thanks redneck - when it dies, it really dies and I have cleared it out.
Apr. 23, 2012 8:29 am
Sweetbasil - I was going to say that it has no smell, but I just pinched some & it does - it's very mild though.
Apr. 23, 2012 8:35 am
well, that makes sense and looking at the second picture, it isn't nearly as tall as i thought it was!!! It looks HUGE in pic 1 LOL Glad you solved the mystery...I NEEd some of that!
Apr. 23, 2012 8:44 am
Being from Texas myself I know the flowers in the last picture are bluebonnets. They have been extra tall and beautiful this spring due to all the rain we have had.I would also consider the dresser to be mid century modern.
Apr. 23, 2012 11:36 am
I'm no help on either the plant or the dresser, just wanted to say "Hi" and how great I think that last picture is.
Apr. 23, 2012 11:50 am
Apr. 23, 2012 2:46 pm
Is the dresser from the 1940's, Scotdog? Could it be art deco?
Apr. 23, 2012 2:54 pm
Interesting, if you scroll down to the furniture ad it's the dresser & the bed that I used to have . . . .
Apr. 23, 2012 2:55 pm
Still not sure what style it is though.
Apr. 23, 2012 5:35 pm
That could be a Lobelia. I'm sorry I don't have time to check all the comments and see what everyone thinks. Here we do have some wild lobelias that do spread. I can't remember where you live. Loved the cow pic. No clue on the furniture.
Apr. 25, 2012 5:06 pm
That shot of the longhorn in the bluebonnets is just incredible. So beautiful!!!
Apr. 26, 2012 1:25 pm
The dresser I would say kinda mid-century modern.
Apr. 27, 2012 11:27 am
If the leaves are very very fragrent it is a peppermint plant. Same as used in cooking.
Apr. 28, 2012 12:46 pm
I got in on this conversation to late,I also say salvia. I get the red annual sally and plant a large row edging each year and the humming birds just about live there.
Apr. 30, 2012 9:51 am
I read about freezing asparagus by blanching, cooling and covering in water. My questtion is, when removing from freezer to cook, do you thaw first, or steam it while frozen?
Apr. 30, 2012 6:45 pm
Love the last pic! Beautiful!
Nov. 17, 2012 5:22 pm
The lines of the dresser, remind me of Danish Modern furniture. But, the drawer pulls say "no". And, if it is an antique, how can it be modern. Of course, they could have used that term 100 yrs. ago for what was modern then. Never mind...
Sep. 18, 2013 9:28 am
Is it a blue delphinium? Also, LOVE the cow in the beautiful flowers! It does scream Texas!
Sep. 18, 2013 9:28 am
The dress looks like mission style to me
Sep. 18, 2013 9:31 am
Wow! Got in a little late, didn't I??? Sorry about that!
Jan. 5, 2014 8:31 am
I don't know what your plant is, but I LOVE the cow pic!
Nov. 8, 2014 1:48 pm
Monkshood? Look monkshood up on google images.
Nov. 28, 2014 1:37 pm
It's a blue salvia
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