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Is this a weed?

posted by: Nyphrodel on 07.24.2013 at 05:44 pm in Name That Plant Forum

I call weeds wild flowers and believe they are just as beautiful as all of the so-called "pretty" plants. I recently started to photograph all of the beautiful little flowers that grow on the hundreds of little "wild flowers" that sprout all around my neighborhood. I recently found this one and dug it up and I would like to put it in a planter and see what comes of it. I thought the little flower was so pretty and the pod it came out of is really unusual and it has a big seed inside too. Can anyone tell me what this is?

Thanks,

Nyphrodel

NOTES:

Barleria repens

Shrub: up to 2m, good for borders & ground cover. Flowers profusely from mid summer through until autumn. Propogate from clippings or root-runners. Keep moist, not wet.

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RE: Can you identify this tiny tree? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: Nyphrodel on 07.24.2013 at 06:35 pm in Name That Plant Forum

Hello everyone!

Just a quick update to show off the pretty little flowers that have bloomed on my Catharanthus roseus aka Madagascar Periwinkle. (I've been googling again). So as expected, the answers I was given were correct once again. Gardenweb has never let me down.

By the way costaricafinca, I looked up both the Bomarea edulis and Thevetia ovata. WOW! You are so lucky to see such beautiful flora. The flowers on the Bomarea are incredible, they sort of remind me of the flowers on my Kalanchoe Daigremontiana but with a lot more character. The inside of the petals are sooo beautiful. And these were just "dropped" by our little friends, isn't that cool? I also saw your picture of that cute little cinnamon hummer...incredible. You are truly blessed. Enjoy!

NOTES:

Catharanthus roseus, aka Madagascar Periwinkle
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Can you identify this tiny tree?

posted by: Nyphrodel on 07.10.2013 at 03:31 am in Name That Plant Forum

I apologize for posting this picture again but I didn't receive much in the way of responses the first time. No insult intended costaricafinca, you are a wealth of information :-) Can anyone identify this plant for me? This is a shot of the just the leaves, I will also post a picture of the stem or trunk in a follow-up. Please help, it is growing so quickly and I'm not sure if I should leave it in with the Desert Rose where I originally put it.

Any and ALL answers will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Nyphrodel

NOTES:

Madagascar Periwinkle
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Peanut Plant?

posted by: Nyphrodel on 06.30.2013 at 02:55 pm in Name That Plant Forum

Hello everyone!

I have several little plants that I've recently found and decided to grow. Some have been little hitchhikers and others I just find out in my yard or others. I'll be good and only post a couple on here each day or so.

The first one I suspect may be a peanut plant. I feed the squirrels around my yard peanuts because it keeps them out of my plants believe it or not. But boy if I miss a day, they are pissed! Or if I give them a few too many, then they bury them. I feed them the regular shelled Planters Peanuts that humans eat. But there is a man in our neighborhood whom we all call "the peanut man" of course, because he rides by daily on his bicycle, barefoot, in shorts and no shirt, and throws unshelled raw peanuts to the squirrels. He is the sweetest thing! He's retired and tells me he worked VERY hard for many years to retire in "Paradise" as he calls Florida. (I call it Hell). Anyway, I suspect that this was one of his peanuts that was buried in my Elephant Ear planter by one of our little friends. I know this was a long story for this little plant but I had to share because The Peanut Man is a treasure.

So here it is; peanut plant or not? By the way, there is a second little guy in this pot as well. It's just a little succulent that I found, but in my opinion, it's too small and premature to identify at this point. Am I correct in that assumption?

Any help is appreciated and thanks for taking the time to read my novel,

Nyphrodel

NOTES:

'Mani/Arachis pintol', provided by costaricafinca, who is a wealth of information. She states that this is a perennial peanut plant.
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RE: Kalanchoe (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: rosemariero on 07.21.2013 at 01:58 pm in Name That Plant Forum

1st plant is Kalanchoe x houghtonii
2nd is Kalanchoe delagonensis (prev tubiflora)
3rd plant Kalanchoe crenato-daigremontiana (2 pix)
Last plant shown Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri

NOTES:

Symmetrical - houghtonii
Spiral - delagonensis
Monster - daigremontiana
The one I have made a dwarf - gastonis-bonnieri
clipped on: 07.22.2013 at 08:01 am    last updated on: 07.22.2013 at 08:05 am

Big, Fast grower

posted by: Nyphrodel on 07.01.2013 at 07:59 pm in Name That Plant Forum

Hello Everyone!

Here is a big one I took a few very small pieces from back in March. I rooted them in rain water, (they rooted extremely fast), I put them in this pot and now they're enormous and they have also bloomed beautifully.

Is anyone familiar with this Big Daddy?

Thanks,

Nyphrodel

NOTES:

Canna, provided by carol23 and seconded by marlettes7
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I have no idea...

posted by: Nyphrodel on 06.30.2013 at 03:02 pm in Name That Plant Forum

This little hitchhiker was in my neighbor's cactus pot. I pulled it out a few weeks ago and stuck it in this little plastic cup that I use for plantlets or seedlings. It hasn't really grown but it also hasn't died. So yesterday, I checked out my neighbor's cactus plants again (I watch their house and plants when they leave for the summer, lucky them!) and another little plant had grown in the same spot. Any idea what the heck this could be?

Thanks in advance,

Nyphrodel

NOTES:

Artillery plant, Pilea microphylla, provided by saltcedar, who hasn't missed yet that I've noticed.
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I just CANNOT remember the name!

posted by: Nyphrodel on 06.30.2013 at 03:07 pm in Name That Plant Forum

Here are two plants that my neighbor has, and as a result, I also have a couple now. But I would like to know a little more about them so I can give the proper care and I can't remember what they're called. Can someone please help me out with a common or botanical name?

The first one has white blooms:

NOTES:

Episcia

Link provided by carol23:

Episcia Images

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Lavender flowered bush

posted by: Nyphrodel on 06.26.2013 at 03:21 pm in Name That Plant Forum

Hi Guys!

Can anyone tell me what this plant is called? It is a bush and my friend loves it and would like to grow one from these clippings if possible. I noticed on the underside of the bush itself, it was all a tangled mess. It almost grew like mangrove without the water.

Can anyone identify it and can it grow from the clipping? If so, how do we root it?

Thanks in advance,

Nyphrodel

This post was edited by Nyphrodel on Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 15:23

NOTES:

Plumbago auriculata

Gyr_Falcon says it is usually tough-as-nails; no coddling! Amen to that!

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