6 southern california plants

penguu(8)August 10, 2014

Some of these are familiar, like the Melastomataceae and the three that looks like maybe it's a Eucalyptus, but I hope I can get a more positive ID here. Photos taken by friend, in inland Southern California

1. A hedge. The flowers almost look like Sedum flowers but they're not!

2. I have no idea about this one.



5. Melastomatacea, but which one?


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6 looks like some kind of hypericum.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 8:00AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

3. Perhaps an Araucaria (Monkey Puzzle Tree comes to mind).

4. a Manihot.

5. Perhaps a type of Tibouchina.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 8:24AM
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thanks guys.

3. Araucaria is possible...

4. Manihot it is. I don't think we can get a species from a photo like this.

5. I'm still looking

6. if it's Hypericum then it's pbb Hypericum mysorense. In the back of my mind I thought Hypericaceae, but the stamens in cluster of 3 made me think wait no... So H mysorense it is!

any ideas on 1 and 2? I could have sworn I've seen 1 in a nursery before.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 9:14AM
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could 1 be Euphorbiaceae? Jatropha has a vague resemblance, doesn't it?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 9:15AM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

#5 Spanish shawl (Heterocentron elegans)

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 4:04PM
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got it. Thanks Gyr_Falcon.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 6:17PM
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