Photo by Melody
Congratulations to all our photo contest participants! Check out the winning photos here. We will have the 2015 calendars available to order from Zazzle soon.

Florida Gardening: ID 2 plants please

Communities > Forums > Florida Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Florida GardeningReplies: 5, Views: 135
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9197055

The green leaves with yellow berries are a bird favorite. Small white flowers drop then berries come in their place. Grows 4 feet tall. Spreads easily.

Pond plant is 5 ft. at this time. Couldn't get good pic of blossom so I'll try to describe. Thin arching stem. Blossoms are very small. White on bottom and purple on the top. Feel buzzy. Thats the best I can do.

Any help would be appreciated.
Bonnie

Thumbnail by BonnieGardens   Thumbnail by BonnieGardens   Thumbnail by BonnieGardens
Click an image for an enlarged view.

Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 8, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9197855

Bonnie, I believe the pond plant is alligator flag, Thalia geniculata. It's a Florida native.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9198270

Norma,
You are so smart thats exactly what it is. I looked it up. Thanks a lot cause everyone keeps asking what it is and I didn't know and my son who gave it to me didn't know either.

Bonnie
chinabitbit
Fridley, MN
(Zone 4b)

July 8, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9198337

The first pic looks like Solanum / nightshade.
Most are poisonous although there are a few that can be cooked and eaten, when fully ripened.
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9199367

Not so smart; we just bought some recently so I had a pretty good idea what it was!
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9199726

Hi China,
Tried to google it and found lots of pics but none of exactly what I have. Didn't realize there were so many species of Solanum/nightshade. Never heard of it actually. I will certainly keep my grandchildren and great grandchildren away from it just in case. It roots very easily and when I see a little one away from the main group I always pull it up and put in the garbage not my compost pile. Guess the birds or wind are dispersing the berries.
Thanks much.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Florida Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Florida Gardening Magazine - does anyone here subscribe? JaxFlaGardener 58 Apr 16, 2013 7:48 PM
Native Plant (wanted) Botanyguy 16 Jun 6, 2008 6:20 PM
Duranta budgielover 26 Jul 21, 2008 10:36 PM
Jeremy's Mystery sugarweed 11 Jun 12, 2011 9:23 PM
Do Tall Bearded Iris grow in Florida? JaxFlaGardener 67 Jun 20, 2008 6:18 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America