What is this?

bop1955June 19, 2014

I thought that this was some type of chilli/pepper but have been assured that it is not. It has a distinctive 'square' stem and very tiny purple flowers. It's leaves are different shapes depending where on the plant they are, some heart shaped and some elongated.

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bop1955

picture of stem

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 7:23AM
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stimpy926

bump

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 8:38AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Salvia of some sort I'd say.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 8:50AM
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bop1955

Yes probably a Salvia of some sort, But the two different types of leaves are quite intriguing. I'll wait to see if it gets any more tiny flowers or fruit even.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 5:19AM
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thefof(NSW Aust)

There is actually 1 tiny,purple flower tucked in the leaf node. The distorted leaves look like they may have caught a slight drift of a hormone weed killer. Is that possible?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:30AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Or they could just be the modified leaves on an inflorescence which are often a different shape.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 12:18PM
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