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Plant Identification: plants in Los Angeles County Arboretum need identification

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Sherman Oaks, CA

June 20, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9173369

Please help me identify these plants growing in Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia

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Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 20, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9173386

1) Maybe some type of Equisetum?
2) Alstroemeria psittacina
3) Acaccia sp.
4) Musella lasiocarpa
5) Aristolochia gigantea


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9173387

#1 - Restio
#2 - Alstroemeria
#3 - Acacia or similar
#4 - Musa or similar
#5 - Aristolochia



mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9173389

tom took his vitamins today!
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9173471

I agree with Resin on #1 being Restio.
Sherman Oaks, CA

June 20, 2012
9:26 PM

Post #9173715

Do you guys know which Restio species? The plants were around 4 feet tall, I have no idea how tall they might grow, very kinetic (swayed in the breeze), very green, a few turning turning slightly gold. Gorgeous plants, would make outstanding subject for a lush, drought tolerant accent or informal hedge.
Sherman Oaks, CA

June 20, 2012
9:29 PM

Post #9173719

would also like to know acacia species, if anyone specialized in that genus. This plant sprawled in a gigantic thicket of growth, measuring several hundred square feet.
Norman, OK

June 21, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9174363

Acacia farnesiana possibly?
San Francisco, CA

June 21, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9174515

your Restio could be Elegia capensis, but it's hard to tell from that picture.

I'm no expert, but you might compare the Acacia with A. spectabilis.

This message was edited Jun 21, 2012 11:02 AM
Sherman Oaks, CA

June 21, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9174798

Thanks to everyone. Vestia, I think you nailed the Acacia spectabilis. Thanks. As for the Restio, I found a relative genus, perhaps formerly classified as Restio, that seems awfully close. Check out this link for Ischyrolepis subverticillata:,r:2,s:0,i:80

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