Plant ID forum: Flower identification

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Kari
May 19, 2016 6:49 AM CST
Please help me to identify this flower: short, purple color and very pungent smell.
Planted in gardens but also grows wild on the sides of the road.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 19, 2016 7:27 AM CST
Can you tell us where in the world this is growing Kari?

It would help if you update your profile to put your location.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 19, 2016 7:38 AM CST
Maybe Plectranthus neochilus ...

https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Plectranthus_Lois_Woodh...

http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/plants/lamiaceae/plectra...

http://www.imagejuicy.com/images/plants/p/plectranthus/3/
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Kari
May 19, 2016 9:35 AM CST
Updated location in my profile, it grows in Israel and JRsbugs is probably correct - it does look like Plectranthus neochilus.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 19, 2016 3:27 PM CST
Thanks for that Kari. There are a lot of Plectranthus species but this one seems to be popular in several places around the world.

http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_i...

http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=12...

http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/plants/lamiaceae/plectra...

It seems to be a useful plant ..

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/plectranneochil.htm

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plantladylin
May 19, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Very pretty and it does look like Lobster Flower (Plectranthus neochilus)
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 5:27 PM CST
I love this. I tip my hat to you. Add that photo to the db Kari it too is beautiful.
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