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Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Sep 17, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Not sure what this is called?

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"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 17, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Beautiful image.
It could be a Papaya which is a host plant for butterflies.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Sep 17, 2016 7:08 PM CST
I can't identify the plant, but your first banner is beautiful. Congratulations!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 17, 2016 7:15 PM CST
It's 'Chaya' I think. Also known as Tree Spinach. Cnidoscolus aconitifolius is the correct botanical name.
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Sep 17, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Thank you Hetty, Jean, and Greene! I'll go research this a bit more now.... I have friends and family in Florida, and one of them lives in Kendall, Miami. Their home is situated inside a grove of avocado trees.There's peacocks running loose and bee hives up and down the street. I just love the diversity of the subtropical plants and creatures to be found there!
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: Pennsylvania Bee Lover Butterflies Dragonflies
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nativeplantlover
Sep 17, 2016 7:38 PM CST
Interesting! Just how nutritious this plant is once cooked:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnidoscolus_aconitifolius
http://www.banderasnews.com/1012/rr-lesliekorn15.htm
http://www.backyardnature.net/yucatan/malamujr.htm
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Sep 18, 2016 8:50 AM CST
Hurray! Beautiful! Simply beautiful!! Hurray!
Great job, Cheryl! Thumbs up
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 18, 2016 9:22 AM CST
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Sep 18, 2016 11:19 AM CST
Pretty distinctive plant once you're familiar with it.

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