Unknown Plant with Beautiful Lavendar Flowers

Suzi AKA DesertDanceApril 8, 2013

Between the cracks in the rocks is growing this big plant. It is getting no water, and I can't get closer for a better shot.

I hope you can ID it.

I'd love to somehow reach up and clip some cuttings to try to reproduce it.

What is it?

Thanks!

Suzi

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

You might be seeing two different plants.
The shrub rooted in the crack below and
a smaller one it the upper crack. At least
that's what my eyes are seeing. The one
above looks like a Verbena, foliage and all.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 11:30AM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

That would make sense because the flower does look like Verbena. Maybe the wind blew a seed there. I may have to purchase some seeds. It's beautiful! There is no other Verbena in the yard.

The leaves of the large plant are different from anything else around. I guess I'll have to watch to see if it blooms a different color.

Thanks!

Suzi

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 12:15PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

I still want to know what the plant is. Anybody have an idea?

Suzi

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 11:48AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Desert Willow?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:17PM
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Leafhead

Verbena is excellent for attracting butterflies.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:38PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

I hope that it is Chilopsis linearis, Desert Willow! Gorgeous flowers!

Wonder how it got into that crack, and I'm glad it did!

Thanks for the ID!

Suzi

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:16AM
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