Plant ID forum: Wild one for ID please

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 19, 2014 5:04 PM CST
Growing wild here. It doesn't start blooming until this time of year. it doesn't even start growing until August. About 3' tall. The small blooms look like tiny suns floating in the air. To me, it's charming. The blooms don't open first thing in the morning, it's usually around 11 or 12 when they become noticeable.





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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 19, 2014 5:29 PM CST
I don't know Florida plants but I'd suggest comparing to Coreopsis.

Here are the species that occur in Florida, from USDA Plants:

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That screen print may be hard to read, sorry, but you can reproduce the same by doing a "State Search" at USDA Plants, by plugging in "Coreopsis" and checking "Florida":
http://plants.usda.gov/checklist.html
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 19, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Thank you Lori.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 23, 2014 11:09 AM CST
Could it be Coreopsis leavenworthii? That one is endemic to Florida and found in many parts of the state. I can't see these pictures very clearly but supplying links for comparison:

http://www.floridasnature.com/florida_herbs_9.htm

There's a photo gallery here: http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=1180

http://hawthornhillwildflowers.blogspot.com/2013/10/leavenwo...

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp142

Close up of flowers on this page: http://www.fnps.org/assets/pdf/pubs/coreopsis_leavenworthii_...
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 23, 2014 11:11 AM CST
No. Mine do not have brown centers, mine have yellow centers.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 23, 2014 11:25 AM CST
Yep ... might help if I remember to enlarge photo. *Blush*



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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 23, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Coreopsis verticillata or whorled tickseed comes the closest but still, it's foliage is wrong & the size of the blooms are wrong. The blooms on mine are small -- 1/2" at the very most. These are small blooms widely spaced on thin wiry stems. As you can see from the photo of the entire plant, there are little to no leaves for the top most 12" before the blooms appear. When you look at them from the slightest distance, the blooms almost appear to be floating in thin air.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 23, 2014 11:32 AM CST
It looks a lot like C. verticillata; lots of varieties listed in the database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Coreopsis+vertici...
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 23, 2014 3:29 PM CST
Not coreopsis.

Possibly Chrysopsis or Heterotheca.

Maybe this one:
http://www.southeasternflora.com/view_flora.asp?plantid=935
Here's a pic (of the leaves) from that link...
http://www.southeasternflora.com/images/medium/Pityopsis_asp...

But I'm not sure about the id...
right plant... may not be the correct name.

Such a common autumn bloomer (in the dry sand), and so difficult to ID.



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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 23, 2014 4:45 PM CST
So close, so close Stone but the foliage is different.

About this time of day, the rays of the blooms curl under making it sort of a bagel shape.
I'm going to pull one up & bring it inside so I can try to get better photos of the leaves.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 23, 2014 4:53 PM CST
How about Florida False Sunflower, Phoebanthus grandiflorus? https://www.google.com/search?q=Phoebanthus+grandiflorus&biw...

More photo's and info down this page: http://www.floridasnature.com/florida_herbs_11.htm

There are three pages of Florida Yellow Wildflowers at that last link but I didn't have time to go through them all.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 23, 2014 5:39 PM CST
That's not it Lin but thanks for trying.

I cut one & have some more photos.
The stems are round & stiffly hairy. The leaves are stiffly hairy on both upper & lower surfaces. When I touch the leaves or the stem, my fingers come away tacky. Leaves are alternate.


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Not a clear photo at all but you can see how the rays have curled under.



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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 24, 2014 8:42 AM CST
Still looks like what I have...

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 24, 2014 9:18 AM CST
Yes, it looks like we have the same thing stone. So we're both looking for an ID.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 6, 2014 12:28 PM CST
Ok.... Turns out that I'd already identified this flower... Posted it and forgot about it...
Croptilion divaricatum (slender scratch daisy)
http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/post/61955206697/croptilo...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 6, 2014 12:35 PM CST
Oh cool stone!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
My hubs & i were just sitting there yesterday trying to decide what we were going to name them since I couldn't manage to come up with an ID on them. Hilarious! We had decided to call them "Cheerful Lights".
I have to run at the moment but will come back later & add photos to the db. Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 6, 2014 12:45 PM CST
LOL, I was looking through my Florida Wildflower book yesterday and came across a photo of this plant and remembered someone looking for an ID of a plant that really looked like it but then I forgot to go back and find this thread! Smiling

ATP member drdawg (Ken) has a saying below his posts that sure fits me. It reads: "My mind is a lot like the Bermuda Triangle, what goes in is never to be found again!" Green Grin!
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 6, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Already in the database.
Granite Daisy (Croptilon divaricatum)

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