Plant ID forum: Can you id this plant?

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Nath10154
Sep 10, 2016 4:25 AM CST
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Hi, just curious as to what kind of shrub this is?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 10, 2016 4:29 AM CST
Welcome! Nath10154
It looks like a Lobelia to me.

Nath10154
Sep 10, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said: Welcome! Nath10154
It looks like a Lobelia to me.


This may be a
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better angle- not a lobelia though
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 10, 2016 5:34 AM CST
Shrug! Confused
Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 10, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Welcome! Can you tell us where it is growing, and whether it is cultivated or wild? It looks cultivated from the background. I'm going to suggest moving this question to the Plant ID forum.
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lauribob
Sep 10, 2016 8:16 AM CST
Could it be an anchusa?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 10, 2016 8:42 AM CST
I wondered about Anchusa as well, also Lithospermum, but didn't see a match. The petals look lobed and not entirely symmetrical (hence Hetty's suggestion of Lobelia I assume). If we could get a close-up of the flowers and some info on location it might help unless someone recognizes it from the plant shot.

Nath10154
Sep 10, 2016 7:54 PM CST
sooby said:I wondered about Anchusa as well, also Lithospermum, but didn't see a match. The petals look lobed and not entirely symmetrical (hence Hetty's suggestion of Lobelia I assume). If we could get a close-up of the flowers and some info on location it might help unless someone recognizes it from the plant shot.


The flower is just like a dampiera but the foliage is different- it is cultivated and growing in mooroolbark, Melbourne Victoria- it's in a sandy loam soil
Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 10, 2016 7:56 PM CST
Sorry I can't help but it sure is lovely Thumbs up
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 11, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Indeed the flower is like a Dampiera. I did a Google search checking images of different Dampiera and there were several with leaves that looked close to yours. I wouldn't want to single one out though, it's not a plant I am familiar with.

Nath10154
Sep 15, 2016 1:03 AM CST
Anyone else have any ideas?
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 15, 2016 8:40 PM CST
@Gleni @vanozzi @gwhizz @bron
They are all in Oz. Perhaps one of them has an idea.
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Sep 15, 2016 11:01 PM CST
Welcome to NGA @Nath10154 Welcome! I am not very good on temperate plants, alas. Bron might know.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 16, 2016 9:49 AM CST
I'm wondering why not Dampiera, some look pretty close to me, here's one example:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=dampiera+teres+%22little+boy+...
Name: Paul
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vanozzi
Sep 17, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Sorry Nath, I don't know the plant.
Different latitudes, different attitudes
Name: bron
NSW-Qld border Australia
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bron
Sep 18, 2016 11:38 PM CST
Hi Nath
When I saw the pic I immediately thought dampiera. Sue is on the ball as always. The blue is vibrant. They like good drainage. I would propagate some cuttings as they can die suddenly. I had one once for a while. But yours looks great and very happy.

I found this https://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/gnp7/dampiera-diversifolia.html

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