Plant ID forum: Plant ID - Longee Cornee??????

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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Jun 22, 2013 4:40 AM CST
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"Longee Cornee" now has the most beautiful pink flowers, with more buds growing right up to the top of the stem.
Can anyone help me ID it now?

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I was given this plant by a dear friend, she told me it was a houseplant and in her words

"The plant as far as I know is called Longee Cornee but it was given to me as seeds by a friend in bucks . Grows quite big but manageable needs lots of water " She also said it has pink flowers. I've googled Longee cornee and lots of similar spellings but nothing came up. Does anyone know what it could be? Of course a house plant in the UK could well be a perennial elsewhere in the world.

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Kate UK
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 22, 2013 6:36 AM CST
Hi Kate Welcome!

I don't know if it is a house plant, the leaves look like a type of willowherb. Epilobium maybe?

Look at the photos of Epilobium ciliatum, the leaf venation matches well.

http://www.kuleuven-kulak.be/bioweb/photos/E/

E. hirsutum has a similar growth habit but the leaves are more hairy.

When it flowers can you post the photos? I might be way off track but flowers should help.

Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Jun 22, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Thanks for your help Janet, The leaves do look much like Epilobium ciliatum,I really hope that she's not nurtured a weed from seed lol. I will update with pictures when it flowers.
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Jul 11, 2013 3:05 AM CST
"Longee Cornee" now has the most beautiful flowers! There are buds going right up to the top of the stem and on the new branches that are just beginning to grow.
Can anyone help me ID it?

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Kate UK
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jul 11, 2013 7:50 AM CST
Gorgeous! I can only say it resembles a type of Impatiens, check this link .. it has the 'tail' typical of many Impatiens. I wonder if 'Cornee' was derived from Cornell?

http://awaytogarden.com/impatiens-downy-mildew-forecast-too-...

Leaves are very variable according to type.

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JRsbugs
Jul 11, 2013 8:00 AM CST
Could be a variety of Impatiens balsamina which can be grown outside, watch for seed pods which will puff up and burst. The plant will probably die off so you need to keep seed.

http://flora.nhm-wien.ac.at/Seiten-Arten/Impatiens-balsamina...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2013 8:02 AM CST
Wow, very pretty! It reminds me of Impatiens glandulifera:

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impatiens_glandulifera

http://www.google.com/search?q=impatiens+glandulifera&tbm=is...
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Jul 11, 2013 11:31 AM CST
Thank you all for your help. I tip my hat to you. After looking through all the links I think it's definitely Impatiens balsamina. I'll be sure to save the seeds for next year . Thumbs up
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JRsbugs
Jul 11, 2013 11:44 AM CST
You're welcome Kate. I grew some years ago, I'm tempted to try them again!
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purpleinopp
Jul 11, 2013 1:46 PM CST
Keep an eye on the pods, they explode, throwing the seeds as far as possible. Saving seeds from plants with explosive dehiscence often requires putting some kind of bag around the plant or seed pods. Pantyhose is often employed.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2013 2:05 PM CST
Kate: I hope you will upload a few of your photo's to the ATP database: Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens balsamina)
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Jul 11, 2013 2:14 PM CST
Thanks for the tip Tiffany, I wouldn't have thought of that!

I'll take some better shots and add them the database Lin. Thumbs up
Kate UK
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2013 2:38 PM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 12, 2013 5:00 PM CST
I got some small mesh drawstring bags from Oriental trading company a while back, they are not bad for catching seeds, And they have a built in string to tie them in place so you can reuse them year after year. I was fond of the colored bags as I could match flower color and seed

http://www.orientaltrading.com/white-mini-drawstring-bags-a2...

http://www.orientaltrading.com/mini-drawstring-bags-a2-3_568... nodding

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