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
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..... :(
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?
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, 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.
Spittin' image. Right down to the scales. Color's a little off, though.
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?
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.
Can anyone help me PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE????
Is it okay if I download a couple of these pics to send to our co-op?? Maybe they can tell us something...
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!
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 :)
Okay, I sent pictures and a note to the county co-op. It may be a few days til I hear from them
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
Looks to me like Opal is correct, what do you think??
Way to go detective Floridian! Did you email or post your request for info?
Chamma, now you have an answer!
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!
Thank YOU FLORIDIAN and Everybody else who were looking for the answer!!!!!! I really appreciate it!!!!!! :)