Plant ID forum: unknown plant

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Name: Linda Timmons
Picayune MS (Zone 8a)
LindaJT
Aug 16, 2014 4:32 PM CST
My daughter was given a plant but we do not know what it is. I would like to send you a picture of it but do not know how
to upload it to you. Can you explain how to do it? Thanks, Linda


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OldGardener
Aug 16, 2014 4:44 PM CST
There is an "Upload an image" button right under where you type in your message. Press it and it will take you through the process step-by-step. Welcome to ATP Welcome!
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OldGardener
Aug 16, 2014 4:49 PM CST
After you press "Upload an image", it will pull up your computer's photo file. Find the photo and double-click it. That will start the upload process. After it finishes uploading, you will see a [lightbox] message - that is your photo. If you then click on "Preview" you can see your message as we will see it. If you like what you see, hit the "Finished" button and it will post it here. I hope that this helps.
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Name: Linda Timmons
Picayune MS (Zone 8a)
LindaJT
Aug 16, 2014 4:53 PM CST
Thank you so much for your help. Linda
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 16, 2014 4:55 PM CST
That is Ipomoea batats. I'm not sure which cultivar.
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OldGardener
Aug 16, 2014 4:56 PM CST
My pleasure Smiling Again, Welcome! to ATP!
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Name: Linda Timmons
Picayune MS (Zone 8a)
LindaJT
Aug 16, 2014 4:57 PM CST
Can anyone tell us what the name of this plant is? Thanks Linda
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 16, 2014 4:57 PM CST
Perhaps this one...

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flaflwrgrl
Aug 16, 2014 4:57 PM CST
I agree with Jay.
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Name: Linda Timmons
Picayune MS (Zone 8a)
LindaJT
Aug 16, 2014 4:59 PM CST
Thanks. I am going to look it up. My daughter will be glad to know thae name of her plant Linda
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 16, 2014 5:28 PM CST
Linda, if you click on the blue plant name in the box in chelle's post above, that will take you to our Plant Database entry for this plant. There are a couple of dark purple cultivars of this plant, but it doesn't matter, they all behave the same way.

It makes a nice trailing/vining plant that will form a pretty groundcover, or trail down out of a hanging basket nicely. It also makes edible sweet potatoes if it goes long enough before the cold weather kills off the top growth. It will most likely re-sprout in the spring where you are, too. If there is very cold weather predicted, you might want to put some mulch (like a pile of fallen leaves would be fine) on top of it after the leaves die back.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 16, 2014 5:50 PM CST
It looks like Ornamental Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie') to me too, very pretty plant!
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Name: Linda Timmons
Picayune MS (Zone 8a)
LindaJT
Aug 16, 2014 9:09 PM CST
Thanks so much for the information. Linda
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 17, 2014 4:57 PM CST
I agree
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Paul2032
Aug 17, 2014 5:14 PM CST
Welcome.....looks like Blackie to me also. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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