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kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9186892

The first one is a complete mystery to me... It has really sprouted recently. The second is what I think is an Echeveria or Dudlya. I only have one. It is almost white with a yellowish undertone. I'd love to have a few more. I forgot about it until I was suprised to find it in the front yard yesterday while weeding.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9186970

Excuse my ignorance but I think that the first one is like one I have that almost died in the freezing weather and the name tag says: "Senecio Sp." The only difference is that the individual leaves are a little more slender. Xuling
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
8:45 PM

Post #9187000

Thank you, that gives me a place to start searching. :)
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9187034

You are very welcome, I only hope that I am part way correct :) xuling
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 29, 2012
10:49 PM

Post #9187080

The Echeveria could by E lilacina, one of my favorites. It's a little hard to be sure without an idea of the scale. Some smaller Echeveria spp look similar, too. Or hybrids. But I'd start there. It's not a Dudleya sp.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
11:03 PM

Post #9187083

Thanks, I need to get better about showing scale. It's about 4 or 5 inches.

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

June 29, 2012
11:36 PM

Post #9187091

The Echeveria is not lilacina, which does not have big bracts on the inflorescence. Maybe runyonii, a similar-looking plant which does, just a guess.
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9187373

Oh good point, Baja. I hadn't focused in on that apparent inflorescence.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 30, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9187535

Thanks again! I picked of one lower leaf to try and start a new one. Hopefully it works! :)

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

June 30, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9187603

One advantage of runyonii compared to lilacina (depending on your point of view) is that it offsets. They can be pretty hard to tell apart when they're not flowering.

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amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9187637

Helpful illustration, Baja! Yes, I often wish my E lilacina would offset at least a little. Such pretty plants. There is a happy medium between weedy messes and stingy beauties.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 30, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9187766

Nice, thank you!

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