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... :(
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.
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?
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 :)
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!