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Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

Posted by bostedo 8a tx-bp-dfw (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 12:48

Several of these came up in a pot of Lindheimer's senna (Senna lindheimeriana) bought last August in Austin, TX. If not a bird gift, assuming they're something native or well adapted to the Texas hill country as that is the nursery's specialty. Light green leaves, red stems, and deep rooted. Does anyone recognize it? TIA


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RE: Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

Here's a shot of some of the smaller ones showing their red stems:


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RE: Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

Pokeweed?


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RE: Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

Talinum paniculatum if I'm seeing a little sprig of pink buds at the top?


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RE: Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

The leaves seem too round for pokeweed. Also, don't believe their stems usually turn red this young. We actually have a young pokeweed nearby to compare with and it looks like this:


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RE: Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

purpleinopp, Yes, it does appear to be forming buds and some good matches on photo search, so T. paniculatum looks like a pretty good fit. Never would have come up with that.

Thanks to all for the suggestions!


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RE: Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

This plant has opposite leaves; pokeweed's are alternate.


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RE: Central TX stowaway with red stems & lite green leaves

Glad to learn it's probably the 'Limón' Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum) cultivar developed for that chartreuse leaf color. I had repotted them in a mix of native soil and first thought they might be going chlorotic in our moderately alkaline clay.

Here is a link that might be useful: Limón talinum is jewel for gardens

This post was edited by bostedo on Fri, Oct 11, 13 at 13:29


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