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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Need Help to ID these Flowers In Florida

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ADubin
Indialantic, FL

July 29, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9222128

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

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9222135

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
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9222139

#2 is Catharanthus roseus
#4 is Cosmos sulphureus

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9222190

5 is the C. sulphureus.
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9222204

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

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9222206

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

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #9222225

#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. :-(
ADubin
Indialantic, FL

July 29, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9222259

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

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 29, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9222262

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

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poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9222284

3 is Portulaca oleracea.
2 C. rosea is correct.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

July 29, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9222368

[quote="poisondartfrog"]3 is Portulaca oleracea.
2 C. rosea is correct.[/quote]

Catharanthus roseus - ending must agree in Latin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9222416

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

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
10:17 AM

Post #9222441

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.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9222447

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.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9222498

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.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9222516

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

July 30, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9223957

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

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