Plant ID forum: Brazilian wildflower..

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 29, 2015 9:30 AM CST
One of the charms of the old parts of the Rio de Janeiro town, are the very tall old walls where all kind of interesting volunteer plants find their haven in the cracks..This was in the Santa Teresa area..
The greyish leaves made me think of Euphorbiaceae but the seedpods and flowers probably don't match that family, I couldn't take a close-up of the flowers as they were too high above my head..
Anyone recognizes it?




Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
May 29, 2015 10:07 AM CST
That's Nicotiana glauca, Tree Tobacco.

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

It's being used in Hawai'i to save the endangered Hawaiian Hawkmoth, as it's natural host is almost extinct.




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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 29, 2015 10:54 AM CST
That is it! Thumbs up
Thanks a lot Dave!
Interesting info on Wiki too!
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bamira
May 29, 2015 10:58 AM CST
I wanted to write a look on Family: Solanaceae
But Dave was faster Hurray!
Euphorbiaceae well out gum milk nodding
czech prysec - welloutman Hilarious!

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