Can anyone help with a name

Emma2006June 14, 2014

Can anyone help with a name for this plant?

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carmellawinecroft(zone 5)

Looks like a Colosacia, not an Alocacia common name of both is Elephant ear. The 'flower' which is not open yet (spathe & spadix) is the clue. Hope this helps a bit!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 7:34PM
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Emma2006

Thanks carmellawinecroft. The leaves are similar, but the flower when open doesn't look like those (I think - I googled..). It opens to a bell shaped flower - brown and white spotted/striped. It grows to about thirty cm and spreads like mad! I wasn't sure if it was a succulent or not, and I am hoping to grow it from these cuttings

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:17PM
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carmellawinecroft(zone 5)

If it's a bell shaped flower it is definitely not a Colosacia! Sorry I don't know what it is! If it has flowered perhaps you can repost a pict of the plant material with the flower in all it's glory! is it hardy where you live? Perennial? houseplant? What zone? Now I'm curious as to what it really is!! tee hee!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:43PM
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Emma2006

I picked up a green house yesterday from a place three hours from here which used to be a nursery. This plant was growing everywhere on the property - it almost looks like an aquatic plant. The picture I had is all I have unfortunately :( It is extremely similar to the pic below (Arisaema franchetianum), but the flower isn't exactly identical. The lady said it dies completely in the summer, but comes back like mad in the autumn/winter...

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:49PM
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Emma2006

I picked up a green house yesterday from a place three hours from here which used to be a nursery. This plant was growing everywhere on the property - it almost looks like an aquatic plant. The picture I had is all I have unfortunately :( It is extremely similar to the pic below (Arisaema franchetianum), but the flower isn't exactly identical. The lady said it dies completely in the summer, but comes back like mad in the autumn/winter...

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:50PM
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esh_ga

So this plant is growing in Australia in your back yard?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:07PM
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carmellawinecroft(zone 5)

Oh your "flower" looks like Arisaema....

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:45PM
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Emma2006

Yes, this plant is growing in a backyard in Echuca :)

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 10:32PM
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Emma2006

Found it! Friars Cowl :) thanks for your help ;)

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 6:31PM
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Emma2006

Yes, this plant is growing in a backyard in Echuca :)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 6:14AM
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