Plant ID forum: can anyone tell me the name of this plant

Views: 249, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end

wweb1701
Jun 15, 2016 5:39 AM CST
I'm desperate to find out what this plant is called, could you help in anyway? The little flowers close every evening and re open at sunrise. I would really appreciate your help
Thumb of 2016-06-15/visitor/6f9d29

Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
Image
purpleinopp
Jun 15, 2016 5:44 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Looks like Lycianthes rantonnetii.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
[Last edited by purpleinopp - Jun 15, 2016 5:44 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1183176 (2)

wweb1701
Jun 15, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Thank you I've been trying to find out its name for a year!! Should of joined this website earlier. Thanks again
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
Image
purpleinopp
Jun 15, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Happy to help you investigate, and glad you're finally here!
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Hardscapes IP

Image
HardscapesID
Jun 15, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Could be a Mexican Heather.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Moonhowl
Jun 15, 2016 3:24 PM CST
Cuphea hyssopifolia (False Heather) has smaller leaves.

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=cuphea+hyssopifol...

Lycianthes rantonnetii looks very different. It is a member of the Solanum family and the common name is potato bush

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/solanum_rantonnetii.htm
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
Image
Zencat
Jun 15, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Welcome!

I agree with Lycianthes rantonnetii. Those flowers are unmistakable.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Image
woofie
Jun 16, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Here's the database entry:
Blue Potato Bush (Lycianthes rantonnetii)

Appears to be somewhat toxic, too. My neighbor in California had these growing along a walkway. I always wanted them, but they for sure won't survive here!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Pacific Blue Ice"