What is this plant. utkb

utkbJune 8, 2014

This plant sprung up easily and has been doing well in hot 40-50c weather, lots of intense direct sun, in a 70%sand - 30% manure soil.

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MarcPerr(5)

It's kind of hard to tell from the sample but you might check out Vinca minor.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 3:18PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Not Vinca minor. Apart from the appearance being different it would never survive that climate.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 3:46PM
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utkb

I'm thinking its some kind of tree - e.g. date. And given I've had two sprout up in my smallish garden, its probably regional.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 8:22PM
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vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

Not a date, they come off palms. Sorry, no help on what it might be.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 11:33PM
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vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

Not a date, they come off palms. Sorry, no help on what it might be.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 11:34PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Calotropis?

Here is a link that might be useful: Calotropis

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 11:34PM
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utkb

Calotropis looks correct. It is growing two leaves at a time, and fits the other descriptions.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 3:04PM
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