A multi-trunk, 5' to 6' tall tree in bloom right now in Zone 10. The flowers look to me like members of the solanum (nightshade -- potato, eggplant, etc.) family. The flowers are about the same size as a potato vine, maybe a little bigger. But as a tree? Hmmmm, maybe not. Anyway, below the fold, you'll find a second shot with leaves that may help with identification. Also too, both images can be enlarged by clicking on them. And that's all the help you're getting from me, because I'm out of clues. Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-08
Sea lavender, statice
UPDATE: This former mystery plant has been identified, thanks to jerztomato and insanely sane! And here are some links to more information:
One from the Fine Gardening website
And one from Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
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Here's an odd one: This plant was marked "Angelica," but in looking at pictures of Angelicas online, this one looks nothing like them. In this shot, the flowers resemble kalanchoe, but I'm 99% certain this is something else. The question is -- what?
Since I don't have an image of the foliage, the only other clue I can offer is that the plant was in a garden center and clearly intended for outdoor planting, not a houseplant. Anyone recognize it? Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-20
Mystery plant (hedge division)
A bit chewed up, but still a nice thick hedge. This is growing on a 20-foot high chain link fence, right up to the top. The leaves are tiny -- maybe one inch long, and it has small flowers (less than 1" across) that look like little explosions (below). Eventually, the flowers form magenta-colored berries. Interesting, but what is it? Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-02
Mystery plant (possibly a weed)
A few clues: this plant is easily 7 feet tall, with very big pale green leaves covered in what feels like velvet. Before those seed pod things appeared, there was a big lavender flower (sorry, I don't have a picture of the flower). Now the flower is gone, leaving behind the seeds or whatever they are. Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-07-16
Here's a strange one -- this is a smallish (between 5 and 6 feet) tree or large bush growing in Zone 10. The leaves are heart-shaped and have serrated edges. (You can enlarge the image by clicking on it for a better view.) Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-05-08
I'm fairly certain this is a succulent of some sort. At least, it sure looks like one (see image below for a better view of the plant itself). But that flower! I actually did a double take, because I've never seen a flower like that on a succulent. It looks like an anemone. But wait, it gets weirder! Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-04-09
For the moment, I'm calling this "Embarrassment plant." It's very common here, but I cannot remember its name. I even waited a couple weeks after shooting it, certain that the name would pop into my brain one night at about 4 am. No such luck. Time to admit defeat and ask for help. Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-03-19
Yes, another mystery plant, and it might be a tough one. This fern-like plant with little purple flowers was growing wild here (Zone 10, Southern California), so I brought one home and planted it in a shady spot in the backyard. That was two years ago. Now the offspring are turning up in potted plants all over the yard. I don't know how they got there, but they did it on their own. Spores maybe? Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-02-27