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What Is This Flower?

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July 17, 20112 found this helpful

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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July 2, 2013

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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May 17, 2008

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).

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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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April 3, 2008

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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July 10, 20110 found this helpful

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, 20110 found this helpful

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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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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March 25, 2014

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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April 21, 2006

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?

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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April 21, 20060 found this helpful

Small yellow flowers? Forsythia?

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April 21, 20060 found this helpful

Yes, you are probably looking at forsythia. They only flower in the spring, they will be green the rest of the season. You should be able to buy one at any garden center.

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By Barbara Mickan (Guest Post)
April 21, 20060 found this helpful

They are probably Esperanzas! They grow well in hot weather and if they freeze back, will come back again. They can be grown from seeds (so ask someone who has one for some seeds, or if they're in a public place, just help yourself!). If they don't sprout right away, be patient. When the weather gets really hot, they will sprout!

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By cONNIE a. (Guest Post)
April 21, 20060 found this helpful

They are called Forsythia bushes but some people have called them "Yellow Bells" because of their yellow flowers that look like tiny bells. They are beautiful and full of Springtime. They can grow quite freely and get tall and bushy if left alone. They can be trimmed into a hedge if planted close together but I like them best if they are left to grow naturally with an occasional trimming to keep them the size that is managable for you.

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April 22, 20060 found this helpful

I wanted to add that you can take a cutting from one, put it in water (change daily) and it should root in a few weeks.

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By Marguerite (Guest Post)
April 22, 20060 found this helpful

I beleive you are seeing Forsythia, they bloom every spring and once the flowers are gone they stay green for the rest of the season.

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September 13, 2015

Here is an image of a flower that a friend posted on Facebook and I am trying to figure out the name of it. It is growing in the lower south region of the US. Can someone help me identify it?

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December 20, 2015

They're dark purple on the edges and light purple in the center.

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