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July 17, 2011

Can someone identify a plant for me?

By Caralee

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July 17, 20110 found this helpful
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Looks like a Bat Orchid.

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July 20, 20110 found this helpful
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Yes, Betty Korn is correct. I did some research and found this and the link
if anyone is interested www.easyorchids.co.uk/.../Tacca-chantieri-Black-Beauty-BAT...

Beauty', Bat Plant
Tacca chantieri 'Black Beauty', Bat Plant

These fantastic tropical plants are not orchids The plants like heat and humidity (like Vanda and Phalaenopsis) and stand approximately 28 inches high! The flowers are deepest purple and are almost black and 8 inches across with 10 inch whiskers dangling down super warm conservatory plants.

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We saw these growing out of cracks in a parking lot this morning. They are really pretty. What are they?

By lalala... from Port Orchard, WA

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July 4, 20130 found this helpful
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Without going online to make absolutely sure, I'd say the flower is a Sweet Pea.

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Anybody know what this flower is? It is growing on a large, thorny bush. I thought at first it might be a rose bush but the buds are tiny, tiny and very fragrant!

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Hardiness Zone: 7a

Charlene Woods from Stafford, VA

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By Survivalwoman (Guest Post)
May 17, 20080 found this helpful
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Wild Rose , I grew up in Mid TN and The Smell Wafts across areas the brambles resemble black berry but you will find tiny tatsefull vit c packed rosehips in early to mid winter that have a tart and peculiarly satisfying tatse. (as a child it was like winter candy that grew on bushes)

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September 10, 2011

What is the name of the white flower in this photo? I purchased the plant at a home improvement store without a tag. It is growing in zone 8, west coast of central Florida, and survived last winter in the ground with minimum mulch. It roots very easily and quickly from cuttings using rooting hormone.

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By Donna from Crystal River, FL

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September 10, 20110 found this helpful
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It looks like cat's whiskers to me.

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September 13, 20110 found this helpful
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Thanks for your help! Because of the shape of the flower I believe it is "Cat's Whiskers". It roots so easy I started three more pots today!

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September 14, 20110 found this helpful
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Orthosiphon aristatus, medicinal herb
Wikipedia : "It has been used for many centuries as a treatment for ailments of the kidney, bladder stone, urinary tract infection, liver and bladder problems, diabetes, rheumatism and gout. It is also used to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. It is believed to have antiallergic, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, and is used as a remedy for arteriosclerosis (capillary and circulatory disorders).

It has a mild diuretic action, so it is very useful for flushing the kidneys and urinary tract. It also relieves spasms of the smooth muscle in the walls of the internal organs, making it valuable for gallbladder problems. Researchers have found it to be mildly antiseptic as well."

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May 3, 2020

Can someone tell me the name of this perennial purple flower please?


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May 4, 20200 found this helpful
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I agree, it is a perennial bachelor button, also known as a mountain bluet or Centaurea montana. I love these, there are a several colors available.

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April 29, 2018

What is this flower please?

Thanks.


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May 3, 20180 found this helpful
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Alpinia purpurata and Red ginger are the names of this flower, (very possibly).
Google that name, then look in (Images).

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful
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Your plant looks like a Red Ginger but you can tell for sure if you research and check the complete plant photos.

  • Information from one horticultural site.
  • Red ginger is a tropical plant that does best in areas where the temperatures do not drop below 60 degrees F. Ideally, the plant prefers temperatures consistently above 70 degrees F, in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 11 and above. It will die if temperatures drop below 40 degrees F, and will grow poorly in 50 degrees F. Grow in partial or filtered sunlight, but not full sunlight, in moist, rich soil that is enhanced monthly with fertilizer. It may develop chlorosis, a yellowing of the leaves, if grown in poorly draining soil.
  • Here are a couple of links to get your research started:
  • homeguides.sfgate.com/red-ginger-plant-38261.html
  • Dave's Garden has a lot of photos as well as basic information.
  • davesgarden.com/.../
  • If you do not live in Zone 11 (these grow wild in Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and plan to grow your plant in a container then maybe this is a good site to check.
  • www.balconycontainergardening.com/.../312-grow-care-red-ginger
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I would appreciate finding the names of these two flowers. Anyone out there that can tell me? Thanks for taking time to answer. GG Vi

Hardiness Zone: 9b

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Vi from Moorpark, CA

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April 3, 20080 found this helpful
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The blue one is a peruvian lily. They're gorgeous, but smell like cat urine if any part of the plant is bruised.

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May 30, 2020

What is this flower? It's very small, maybe an inch long at most.


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July 10, 2011

Can anybody tell me the name of this flower? This is the first year it has come up.

By Jamie E

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July 23, 20150 found this helpful
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I think it is a hollyhock.

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September 24, 2011

I call this an "orange morning glory" because it behaves and has similar characteristics to a morning glory. It has leaves, seed pods, and seeds like a morning glory, but the size and shape is different.

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By nonniebeth from Rome, GA

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September 28, 20110 found this helpful
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I've never seen anything like it. If it were white with pink-blush centers, I would say the shape and the size of the flowers look like bindweed; but the color looks like trumpet vine. Need more info to make an identification with any degree of certainty. Can you get a close-up of the leaves (with fingers or flowers for scale), and a more distant shot to show how the plant grows - twining, sprawling, bush, whatever?

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August 4, 2019

Can you name this plant/flower? It was found in a garden in southern Ontario. TIA


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June 12, 2015

I was given this flower. It spreads like crazy and comes back every year. It closes up in the evening and opens in the morning. The yellow flowers last a week or two.


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June 14, 20150 found this helpful
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Your plant is a primrose. Commonly called Sun Drops. They do spread like crazy but the roots are very shallow so they're pretty easy to thin out. I usually take a shovel and slide it right under the plants in the fall so there's not so many of them the next spring.

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What is this flower? I found it growing along the side of the road in central Florida.

By Donna from Crystal River, FL

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March 31, 20140 found this helpful
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That is Lambs Ear. The leaves should be very furry and soft.

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September 30, 2012

Attached is a photo of a small shrub I bought with small flowers. Can anyone tell me what it's called?

By lahib

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October 30, 20120 found this helpful
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This is a purple balloon flower. It should be a perennial, meaning it will come back if covered properly over the winter.

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Every place I look I see these beautiful bushes full of yellow flowers (they have several flowers on each branch), does anyone know what they are called? And how would you start one of them?

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Hardiness Zone: 6a

Thanks you!
Katie from PA

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April 21, 20060 found this helpful

I believe the bushes you are seeing in the spring are forsythia. I live in Maryland and they are pretty abundant and do well in this climate. They are available at almost any Home Depot, Lowes or a nursery. I like them best when they are kept trimmed. Good luck!
Sheri

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