Texas Gardening forum: not sure if this is esperanza

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Name: Christine
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Sep 21, 2010 7:20 PM CST
Hi horntoad,

I thought this was esperanza growing wild but I'm not so sure... the flowers might be a deeper trumpet and the leaves don't seem right from what I can tell.

Hoping you can help.
Thank you.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Sep 21, 2010 7:54 PM CST
The leaves look really different. Not sure what that is...but I am doubting that it could be Tecoma stans.

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 21, 2010 7:58 PM CST
Not sure what it is but it's not esperanza.
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Name: Christine
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Sep 21, 2010 7:58 PM CST
Thank you Linda!!

Yes, your plant is so much prettier than this one!! Hilarious!

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 21, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Cross posted... back to work to see if I can figure out what it is!!

Thanks horntoad!!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 21, 2010 8:23 PM CST
I think it may be False foxglove - Aureolaria grandiflora.

http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/bigphoto.asp?bigphoto=AURG...
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Name: Christine
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Sep 21, 2010 8:49 PM CST
Oh that sure does look like it!!!

Very good!! Thank you so much!!

I just can't rest until I know what a plant is when I find something new growing!!! Hilarious!
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Sep 21, 2010 11:04 PM CST
You really found that fast, Jay! Never heard of that one!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 22, 2010 5:20 AM CST
It is apparently native to Tx and other states, north. Although the usda site doesn't show Aureolaria grandiflora in Tx, the Ladybird wildflower site does:

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=7966
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Sep 22, 2010 5:38 PM CST
USDA shows it in Texas.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AUGR
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 22, 2010 6:19 PM CST
Thumbs up thank you again horntoad!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Sep 22, 2010 7:56 PM CST
Your welcome!
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 19, 2014 12:31 PM CST
I'm rethinking on this one, because of the serrated type leaves of my plant. I have a couple of images to add to the database but want to verify again first.

It seems Aureolaria grandiflora has smooth leaves that lack teeth -
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=AUGR

Maybe mine is Combleaf false foxglove, A. pectinata http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=AUPE
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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