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kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9319539

I know this is a ground cherry, not sure which, I do have a few seedsand pic 4 is West Texas tween Van Horn and Ft Stockton, Tx -where i took pix of all the native flora beside where I parked, Thanx!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9319609

That pink flower is very pretty, but I don,t know what it is.
The yellow one looks like common Sunflower.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9319628

It is a ground cherry, tho I am accustomed to seeing them MORE bluish- the 'cherries are smaller than the ones I remember too. is a sunflower
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

November 1, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9322295

The leaves and flowers are wrong for the one I was trying to find but its a pretty flower.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9322354

Yeah- it isn't the one I was searching for- newton- I am reading they are an invasive ESP in Ca- but I will keep looking, when I get my books I will find what this one is. Thanx
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2012
10:42 PM

Post #9324059

Rock rose?

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 4, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9324159

Wow! It is a pretty plant- but this isn't bush- flowers don't crinkl like crispus- I need my Texas natives book sitting at the house, I am Goin to back out of thinking it was a ground cherry tho- and the single fruits are barely1/4" round. It is a low lying single rooted plant
stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9324391

The flower does look similar to a rock rose, but the leaves are not the right shape or color for rock rose.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9324401

It looks like a type of mallow, but the color is wrong for this one;
http://wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=31254

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 4, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9324490

The seeds look like a tiny ground cherry, the round seed covered by the papery outer husks they simply are tiny- no thorns but the leaves are thickish and I presume small from no rains out there, does resemble a mallow, til you look closer
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9325689

I have my Texas Natives Flowers Book and my guess is Mavalla, which is a Mallow. It's the only one that I can find that is trailing and not upright in habit. The leaves look the same to me. The color of the flowers can be pink, white, or yellowish..

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9325711

Mavalla, me ck

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9325748

K, 1 lonesome pic in our files looks like it may be what you call it. I have ltd resources, and was getting crosseyed on iPhone, but I believe it may be a globe mallow- sphaeralcea malviflora- tho research seems to like mostly orange ones, it does admit to pink or scarlet ones, these flowers do not open more than the one I show, the 'globose' fruits are what catch my eyes. Thanks for your persistence!!!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9325756

This one sure looks like it http://wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=20758
so it might be a mallow after all.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 6, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9325829

Yup- just not the ones I am accustomed to seeing - pinks aren't the color variations I am used to- the orange ones have a much tinier flower in native 'scapes , chuckl.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 6, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9325860

Kitt, where did you find the flower?

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 6, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9326464

That picture of the sunflower is where it was found. That is along the Interstate 10 corridor- east of the I10/I20 split, but west of Ft Stockton, Tx

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 6, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9326478

O.K. I was wondering if you found it in Texas.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 6, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9326495

It's a different place out there, chuckl, several of the flowers I put in the native forum, but they came from the same spot, hidden in the grasses
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 6, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9326509

I've driven the 10 from Junction to CA way more times then I want to count. Lol When we took the train it followed the same route almost exactly. It's so barren it's hard to believe things can actually grow there.

I looked only at the Mallows in my book and the one I mentioned is the only one I could find that isn't upright.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 6, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9326528

I took ur suggestion, but my book is in Tx- and I am in Detroit, so I used Internet and the plant files to compare what I had, found a lot of info on the one Newton is searching for- and this one just isn't what they are, I know plant files and Latin namings change, but it drove me nuts working in tiny vision. Chuckl, I appreciate the assist!
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 6, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9326583

If you strain your eyes you won't be able to drive. Lol it's hard because, especially with wilds, there can be variations in the same species. So the same one may have a little different color, in a different area.

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