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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 9, 2011 11:10 AM CST
I tried to post this plant this morning but couldn't get my blog to work so I asked Dave to get rid of the whole thing.
But I thought folks may be interested in my Gout Plant. It is blooming. It is 2 summers old, maybe 3.
this plant is also known as Jatropja podagrica, here is the photos...
See it is blooming and I just read when it has seeds to watch the seed pods. When they turn brown the pods will burst open and make new plants...
Here is the plant
It is a nice plant with no problems that I have found....
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 9, 2011 11:11 AM CST

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Nice plant!!
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taters55
Jul 9, 2011 12:27 PM CST
That is a beautiful plant Charleen!
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kevin51
Jul 9, 2011 3:10 PM CST
Charlene, Your posting the Jatropha has finally allowed me to have a little piece of mind as the pic. you posted is EXACtly like a plant which is growing at the moonflower vines of which you gave me some seeds. I guess one of the Jatrophas got in with the moonflowers.
Anyway, I was just thinking this morning that it looked so very much like a Jatropha but dismissed the idea as I was sure it couldn't be as I'd had not access to any seeds.
So you have solved the riddle for me and I'm looking forwards to watching it mature. I'll go out and take pic. in a few min. even though it's about 640 degrees outside!!
Will try to call you later.
L/O Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I'm all ears! Big Grin Lovey dubby Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up Whistling Hilarious!

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kevin51
Jul 9, 2011 3:30 PM CST
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Charlene, are the pics of mine the same as yours: If so, does yours have a caudex?
Sorry for the poorer quality pics than I normally take but I was in a rush to get back inside as the plants is on the South side of the yard.
Hugs, L/O.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 9, 2011 4:19 PM CST
Yes, mine has a caudex, does that one??? Wonder where the seeds came from?? How neat is that Lee??? I love it. Thank you for showing me that....
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kevin51
Jul 9, 2011 4:58 PM CST
Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea where it came from lest it was a seed that was in the moonflower seeds and I planted it with the moonflowers.
I'm excited but I don't see a caudex yet but yours is older than mine. I suppose I'll have to lift it as cold weather gets here, pot it up, and bring it inside with the orchids. Do you leave yours outside?
That's why I had called a little earlier to confirm this as I've wondered for weeks what in the world it was. Whew, I'm so relieved to finally know.
Thanks my friend,
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Name: Christine
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Christine
Jul 9, 2011 6:25 PM CST
It's a beauty.
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kevin51
Jul 10, 2011 4:03 AM CST
Thanks Christine. I'll thank you for Charlene, too as it was she from whom I got the wayward seed. Lee

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kevin51
Jul 10, 2011 6:02 AM CST
Charlene, I see I should have posted here about the Jatropha but I posted it in the 'how to start a forum' area where you asked the question about how to do it. So, if you will, go there to see what I wrote
You said yours was about 3 yrs old and has a caudex and I looked to see if this one did but it doesn't maybe it's due to it being so young. I do hope I can dig it up as cold weather approaches as I'd like to keep it. All depends on how deep are the roots.
Love,
L/O.

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kevin51
Jul 10, 2011 7:17 AM CST
Charlene,
Now, I'm really confused about the plant. I've taken some pics of the Jatropha but this one has a yellow flower which looks nothing like the shape of yours. See what you think of this in the pics.
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Lee Confused Confused Confused

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careyana
Jul 10, 2011 9:07 AM CST
Kevin, I'm not an expert, but it looks like it may be a cantaloupe plant?
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 10, 2011 9:11 AM CST

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That's what I was thinking...some kind of mellony type plant...
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 10, 2011 2:39 PM CST
There is no telling what Kevin has. I did send him some moonvine seed but sure didn't remember any melons. Little own a gout plant....but it does look like a vine. give it a month and see what kind of "monster" I sent you.
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kevin51
Jul 10, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Thanks All, I just love a good mystery and this plant is turning out to be quite that: a mystery. Just out of absolute curiosity, I am most eager for the weeks to pass in order to see what it turns out to be.
Will keep you all informed.
Again thanks,
Lee Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Jul 11, 2011 7:19 AM CST
Think of the mystery of it all, Kevin. Got you all another picture of the base of the Gout plant..Thumb of 2011-07-11/Ridesredmule/08eb5e
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kevin51
Jul 11, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
Then Charlene, that's the way I'll approach it---a mystery that will unfold.
Lee. Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! :

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careyana
Jul 11, 2011 12:26 PM CST
Well Kevin, it's a beautiful, healthy whatever-it-is!!! Hurray!
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kevin51
Jul 11, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Carey, I know you are right. It's a FINE looking - (just fill in the blank as it could be anything. Lee

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Jul 11, 2011 4:58 PM CST
See, Lee, I sent you a mystery plant towonder about while my Gout plant is getting ready to open up. About 1 more day and I'll get you another picture. Hugs, Lee, my buddie....

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