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Plant from garage sale

Posted by BunnyNomNom 10a (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 9, 14 at 20:05

Hi everyone,

My bf got this plant from a garage sake and said it's a wandering jew plant, but I don't think it is. Could someone please help ID this one? Thanks!


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Also, I found 3-4 of these plants in my yard, not sure if it's a maple tree? My neighbor has huge maple trees that keep dropping seeds over. Thanks for your help!


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  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 9, 14 at 20:49

I believe your first one is Ledebouria socialis AKA Scilla violacea, silver squill.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ledebouria socialis, silver squill


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BTW, Ledebouria is very toxic to pets.


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Second one, Anisodontea?


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And your pot plant is accompanied by some clover thingie, Oxalis. That plant is grown as ornamental plant sometimes but does selfseed horribly efficient so can also be a weed.

I would try to pull it out,

Bye, Lin


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The Ledebouria are bulbs, so can be easily separated if desired.

The Oxalis in the 1st pot does look like a weedy type with a stem, I'd lean toward O. stricta. Some bulb type Oxalis are cultivated intentionally, but O. stricta is regarded as a weed by almost everyone. Not an unattractive plant but you can't have just a little bit. If left to make seeds, it will be everywhere next year.


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Thank you everyone for your help on the Lebebouria. I keep this plant in a place my rabbits can't reach.

Would anyone know what the second shrub-like plant is? There are 5 of them growing in my flower garden and I'd like to remove them if they are going to grow into big shrubs or trees. Thx!


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lol ...

if there are 5 of the second.. and you did not plant them.. and they are already huge for a flower garden ...

then.. in my world.. warped as it is.. it is a WEED ...

what more do you need to know... lol ...

but its not any maple i recognize ... the stalk does not look 'woody' in that pic ...

i dont need to know what an aggressive free seeding plant is.. to remove it from my garden ...

sure.. it may be some volunteer 'good' plant.. but if you let it flower.. and go to seed... you are surely going to have a lot more than 5 next year ... so i would question how 'good' it could be ...

ken


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Although the leaves look much like maples... it looks too rough on the edges to be.

And Ken.... One of my houses had a few maples and I was often picking out tiny baby maple trees in my flower garden areas. They grew an inch apart.... they were everywhere !!!!!! Seeds drop and grow especially in great soil and loose soil. Also many grew in solid mud areas, but the lawn mower took care of those.
Mine only reached as far as 2 inches high... I hate to kill a tree, but can't grow them over plumping pipes and so close to house etc...

But I have no idea what that plant is... I haven't planted maples before, but had a couple 10 foot high ones planted by others.
I don't want to give off wrong info... but if there are white specks on the stems... it MIGHT be maple.


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Abelmoschus?


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The second sort of reminds me of okra but not quite so perhaps something in the Malva clan?

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: Malvaceae


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I agree that number two is some member of the Malvaceae, as suggested by 3 posters above, and not any kind of Maple. Apart from it not looking much like a Maple, very few species are evergreen, even in z10, AFAIK.


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