Can somebody please help me identify these plants and flowers. Thank you, ADubin
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
poisondartfrog - of course, you are correct - sorry for the typo!
I knew it was, just wanted to be sure the OP did.
#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. :-(
3 is Portularia. Flower above is better known here as Vinca or Periwinkle.
This message was edited Jul 29, 2012 9:22 AM
3 is Portulaca oleracea.
2 C. rosea is correct.
actually, #3 is Portulaca grandiflora, not oleracea (which is the yellow flowered unimproved weed).
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.
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.
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.
all that said...it's still all Portulaca or Purslane to me!