Indialantic, FL

Can somebody please help me identify these plants and flowers. Thank you, ADubin

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

leaves would sure help.....and a size reference too.
#1 is Turnera ulmifolia, i think.
#3 might be a Portulaca
#4 a rose
#5 Gazania or Gerbera
#2 escapes me at the moment

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

#2 is Catharanthus roseus
#4 is Cosmos sulphureus

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

5 is the C. sulphureus.

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

poisondartfrog - of course, you are correct - sorry for the typo!

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

I knew it was, just wanted to be sure the OP did.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

#2 C. roseus? the flower shape looks all wrong to me but i'll defer. sure would like a better picture though. god knows i do know what a seedling looks like.......sigh. :-(

Indialantic, FL

Here is a re-post of the 2nd flower. I included the leaves this time. ADubin

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Melbourne, FL

3 is Portularia. Flower above is better known here as Vinca or Periwinkle.

This message was edited Jul 29, 2012 9:22 AM

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

3 is Portulaca oleracea.
2 C. rosea is correct.

San Francisco, CA

Quote from poisondartfrog :
3 is Portulaca oleracea.
2 C. rosea is correct.


Catharanthus roseus - ending must agree in Latin

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

actually, #3 is Portulaca grandiflora, not oleracea (which is the yellow flowered unimproved weed).

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

Thanks tracks! I'm going outside to compare in a bit so I won't confuse them next time. I have both grandiflora and the improved oleracea from several series so I should have it down going forward.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

i believe that the improved, not the unimproved oleracea is actually P. umbraticola. the difference is in the leaves...and it's possible that this poster's plant is umbraticola and not grandiflora. i jumped to a conclusion without asking for a look at the leaves. grandiflora has pointy leaves and umbraticola has thick, wide, flattened leaves. oleracea also has wide, flat leaves but it is the wild form and only comes in yellow.

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

I am so glad you cleared that up for me! I used to use the species name umbraticola but the seed sellers refer to them as oleracea, which felt wrong, but I accepted it. It is likely another instance of sellers using nomenclature of convenience rather than accuracy.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

:-)
all that said...it's still all Portulaca or Purslane to me!

Indialantic, FL

I want to thank everybody for responding to my request. ADubin

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