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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9247656

but don't remember what it is. can you help? thanks

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9247670

looking straight down reminds me of Podocarpus babies but i doubt you would have planted that many in a spot!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9247686

hmmm. podocarpus...could be. This particular location is one of those where nothing will grow. i planted one of these and it's growing fast. but I cannot remember its name to save my life. I'm going to google if there are dwarf podos to see if that rings a bell.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9247953

Does look like Podocarpus, or maybe even Taxus ( Yew)
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

August 20, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9248011

I was thinking how it reminded me of some perennial like a species Phlox or hyssop

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9248114

it would make more sense to be a perennial of some kind.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


August 20, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9248193

Reminds me of a Hebe of some sort: http://www.hebesoc.org/hebes/hebes_m/hebe_macrocarpa_var_latisepala/hebe_macrocarpa_var_latisepala.htm
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9283989

Deleted my posting as it sounded idiotic and evidence that I don't have a clue as to what this is. help me, friends, help me.

This message was edited Sep 24, 2012 2:14 PM

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


September 23, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9284018

The leaf/needle arrangement doesn't look right for Taxus or Cephalotaxus for me.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9284026

that was tim who suggested Yew.
keep us updated.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9284045

growin, i dont think its hebe because it is too hot here for it. I've killed 3 or so hebe to know.

Tracks, gimme back my kudos! Actuially, you may keep them. I noticed where you posted positive feedback for Eldon Tropicals, so I bought two thevetias from them. Just got them and they were great plants.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9284152

great, nery. i love Eldon and have purchased several things over the years...always happy to enable.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9284239

Looks like a Hebe to me too.

Opposite leaves is all wrong for Taxus and Cephalotaxus, they have spiral leaf arrangement.

Resin

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


September 23, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9284256

I looked this leaf pattern/arrangement up yesterday and it's call, "Decussate", where the leaves are opposite and the next set of leaves are at 90 degree angle. I would have called it, "opposite, alternating" but I found a site which states Decussate comes from the latin "decem" or "10" in Roman Numerals "X" which is the pattern of the leaves when viewed from above.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
8:14 PM

Post #9284463

Cephalotaxus?

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


September 23, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9284486

Here's the needle arrangement on Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. sinensis

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9285075

growin, def. not cepalotaxus. I took a couple of more pics to see if it helps. The first one is of stems, which grow very close to the ground. the second one is of leaf arrangement. It reminds me of a star, with needles (?) on four sides. I hope you super-sleuths can identify. Third pic of another view of leaf arrangement.

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


September 24, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9285082

It still looks like Hebe to me but it could also be a perennial of some sort. The first & third photos are a bit out of focus but we could atleast rule in or out Hebe with a clearer image showing the attachment of the leaf to the stem.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2012
1:37 PM

Post #9285093

will do.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9285123

still looks like Podocarpus to me...
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9285290

i hope these are useful

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9285359

i think this is a spiral arrangement. i'm trying to decide. if it is, then i hold with Podocarpus.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9285776

Nope, not spiral, and not Podocarpus. Definitely an angiosperm (flowering plant), with opposite decussate leaves.

Resin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9285814

i see the opposite leaf arrangement but i also see that one set goes in one direction and the next set goes in another direction. is that decussate? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ulistnienie_(Phyllotaxys_opposite-decussate).png
if so, i have learned yet another new word.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9285925

trackinsand wrote:i see the opposite leaf arrangement but i also see that one set goes in one direction and the next set goes in another direction. is that decussate?

Yes

Resin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9286005

thanks, resin.

i don't think my brain will ever hold it all.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9333289

I found it! I found it! are u ready?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/199664/

phlox pilosa Forest Frost.

I went nursery shopping yesterday and found the same plant. I was delighted to solve this mystery but also very embarrased as it appears I planted it only 1 year ago and I had already totally forgotten about it. Talking about poor memory... Anyway, very close to this plant there was a pot of some trailing yew and it was amazing how similar the foliage was on both plants. Thanks everyone.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

November 14, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9333378

Vestia wrote:I was thinking how it reminded me of some perennial like a species Phlox or hyssop


:-)
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9333390

you were right on!

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