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Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

December 23, 2002
11:42 PM

Post #434835

This is a shrub that grows in my garden. It is thorny and produces yellow flowers similar to those on a shrimp plant. It tolerates extreme heat and little water. I like the leaves..they add interest to the garden! zone 11

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Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

December 27, 2002
6:17 PM

Post #436604

Doesn't anyone Have a clue? I take a photo of this plant with me everytime I visit a nursery hoping someone can help me ID it! I have a lead...One chap says he has seen it in Thailand in an "Herb" garden. But he wasn't able to give me a name... :(
Baa

December 27, 2002
6:33 PM

Post #436617

When you say the flowers look like the Shrimp plant (I'm assuming you mean Justica here) do you mean the whole inflorescence looks like the Shrimp plant or just the individual flowers?
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2002
3:35 AM

Post #436851

the whole inflorescence! I am going to post a picture!
Baa

December 28, 2002
10:43 AM

Post #436969

I look forward to it Chamma. From the leaves alone I would have considered Euphorbia but it sounds as if the flowers are different.
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2002
4:57 PM

Post #437066

This is a picture of the flower.

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Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2002
4:58 PM

Post #437069

This is another view

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Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2002
5:01 PM

Post #437071

And one more!!!! I hope these can help to identify the plant.

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stellapathic
Cambria, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 28, 2002
7:10 PM

Post #437136

Chamma, from the second flower shot I'd name this one lobster plant instead of shrimp. Looks just like a lobster with his big claws stuck out there. But, I'm sorry, I don't have a clue as to identifying the plant.
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2002
4:06 AM

Post #437390

lol it does look like a lobster doesn't it!
stellapathic
Cambria, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 29, 2002
4:27 AM

Post #437398

Spittin' image. Right down to the scales. Color's a little off, though.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 29, 2002
12:35 PM

Post #437473

I looked it up in the Colour Dictionary of Garden Plants, published in collaboration with The Royal Horticultural Society and still didn't find it. The leaves DO look like euuphorbia; perhaps it is a more recent cultivar. I wonder how hardy it is?
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2003
5:16 AM

Post #439619

It is very hardy...It survives in temps that reach 128F plus and very high humidity... It does well with very little water too. It re-seeds itself. It is a perennial here.
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2003
3:47 PM

Post #441333

Can anyone help me PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE????
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

January 7, 2003
8:13 AM

Post #443705

Only 28,000+ members. Maybe when we have a million, someone will know.
That goes for this one also: http://davesgarden.com/t/370551/
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 15, 2003
4:35 PM

Post #449733

Is it okay if I download a couple of these pics to send to our co-op?? Maybe they can tell us something...
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 15, 2003
5:07 PM

Post #449760

Sure be my guest! It is a wonderful plant just wish I had a name! I have seeds for it btw if anyone is interested!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


January 16, 2003
6:13 PM

Post #450507

There is at least one species of "Shrimp Plant (Justicia, Jacobinia, Pachystachys, Beloperone - take your pick) that is narrow-leaved like your photo: Justicia americana (American Water Willow). Check out this photo: http://2bnthewild.com/plants/H194.htm and while this isn't your plant, hopefully it'll help you narrow down the possibilities :)
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 16, 2003
6:45 PM

Post #450530

Okay, I sent pictures and a note to the county co-op. It may be a few days til I hear from them
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 16, 2003
8:24 PM

Post #450616

Wow! Talk about a fast response! ~ Your plant is a Barleria. One reference calls it Barleria lupina and Hortus gives the species as lupulina. Commonly called Hophead Philippine Violet. It is thought to be native to Mauritius. Australia considers it an exotic invasive plant.
Opal W. Schallmo
Here are to google search results
http://www.math.smith.edu/~phyllo/OldFiles/Pictures/barleria.html
http://w3y.pharm.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/photo/Thai/020307Barleria.jpg
Looks to me like Opal is correct, what do you think??

weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2003
8:30 PM

Post #450620

Way to go detective Floridian! Did you email or post your request for info?
Chamma, now you have an answer!
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

January 16, 2003
11:39 PM

Post #450714



This message was edited Thursday, Jan 16th 7:42 PM
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 16, 2003
11:43 PM

Post #450717

LOL Weeds! I emailed the horticulturists at the co-op. They are always such good sports. The co-op is also the home of the Florida Botanical Gardens...one of my favorite places!!
Max, I have that plant! It is dormant right now though...come on Spring!
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2003
4:35 PM

Post #452507

Thank YOU FLORIDIAN and Everybody else who were looking for the answer!!!!!! I really appreciate it!!!!!! :)

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