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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 27, 2013 12:53 PM CST
I've been asked what the tall red stems are in my avatar. I have lost the tag, but I know someone here can tell me what it is. It has very tiny leaves.
Some of the stems are 5 to 6 feet long.

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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 27, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Hi Bubbles. Is it a perennial or an annual?
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 27, 2013 12:58 PM CST
It's perennial.
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teengardener1888
Sep 27, 2013 1:15 PM CST
I am going crazy, but to me it looks like Delphinium cardinale, thats the best I can think. It is very pretty Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 27, 2013 1:41 PM CST
A better photo of the leaves.



It droops over the sidewalk and loses some blossoms to tiny fingers, but that's okay!




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purpleinopp
Sep 27, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Do you think it's a Salvia?
Kind of looks like this stuff:
http://www.nativesoftexas.com/FlowersGroundCover/MexicanRedS...
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 27, 2013 3:32 PM CST
I don't think so, but I'm going to run a piece over to Barton Springs Nursery now. Someone will know what it is, and I'll say, "Of course, it is! How could I forget that?"
Be right back.
Name: Danita
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Danita
Sep 27, 2013 3:56 PM CST
It looks like a Russelia, likely Russelia rotundifolia.

Here is a link to a pic and listing for Russelia rotundifolia 'Desert Fire' which looks like a match:
http://almostedenplants.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=9566

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 27, 2013 6:52 PM CST
My post didn't show up! When I was at the nursery, they ID'd it as Russelia rotundifolia. it started raining hard and we were stuck for a bit. I used my phone and posted that I found the ID from my phone. We stopped at our DD's and it rained there too. We're home now, and it we didn't get the rain! Our street is barely damp. The nursery and the DD are less than 3 miles away.

Anyway, mystery solved and I can let member know what it is. Thanks for helping with the ID.

Edited to add: Thanks Danita . After finding out the name of this plant, I don't think I ever knew the correct name. I probably got it at a Swap years ago, possibly with the name "Firecracker Plant."
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gingin
Sep 28, 2013 3:38 PM CST
When did "done" become "identified"???
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