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Plant ID

Posted by alk263 Oregon (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 23, 13 at 12:47

Hello,
A friend sent me this image from Oregon and I live in Pennsylvania. Just curious if someone could help identify it?

Thanks so much,
Andrea


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RE: Plant ID

It looks like Hibiscus seed pods, and perhaps Hybiscus syriacus, aka Rose of Sharon.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 23, 13 at 15:11

If it was that particular species of Hibiscus there would be a woody branch up the center, that extended beyond the pods.


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  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 23, 13 at 19:09

Maybe they are from Hibiscus moscheutos, or one of its hybrids, which I believe are popular in Oregon?

Here is a link that might be useful: Hibiscus moscheutos seed pods

This post was edited by susanc on Sat, Nov 23, 13 at 19:44


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Peony?


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a pic of the plant .. even w/o leaves would give us clues to scale.. size ... form ... etc ... one peep above is suggesting an 18 inch plant.. and another.. what could be an 8 foot shrub ...

is it woody.. does it die to the ground.... does it flower ... etc .. and further info would help ... [obviously.. if it seeds.. it flowers .... but what color.. what size.. etc]

ken


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bboy - I hesitate to doubt you but I don't see this branch up the centre on images of H syriacus pods I have looked at (they don't set seed here so I can't go outside and check.)


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I think he means they tend to bloom at the axils rather than terminals like H. moscheutos does.


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Hibiscus syriacus does bloom on branch terminals - I went outside and looked at mine.

Hibiscus moscheutos buds do look very similar to those of H. syriacus and I agree that a view of the entire plant would help in ID.


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Here are Hibiscus syriacus photos taken today.


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One more


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Someone told me this is a christmas cacti, but i am not sure, please help me to identify. thanks


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Hi Maggiedoodle,

You might want to start a new post - you will likely get more views and responses.

I think your beautiful plant might be an epiphyllum, but I'm not sure. There are a few flowering succulents like yours.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 24, 13 at 13:12

Later photos show a clearly visible, thick woody branch up the center.


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I think it is indeed a hibiscus after looking at images of seed pods and you can see faintly in the backgound an intact green pod.

Thanks all!


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Thank you for responding about the cactus plant "Queen of the Night" Epiphyllum Oxypetalum white Orchid. I was able to look up the name you gave me and it looks the same as mine. It is such an easy plant to make starters from and fun to watch them grow. much obliged.


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