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By ILPARW on Feb 21, 2020 2:29 PM, concerning plant: Jesuit's bark (Iva frutescens)

This Maritime Marsh-Elder or Hightide-Bush is a barely woody, usually leggy shrub in the Aster (Composite ) Family that has a native range from the coastal area of southern New England down along Florida over to south Texas in brackish and saline wetlands. It bears long, narrow, opposite leaves with pointed apexes and having some marginal big teeth. It bears rounded flower clusters with a green cap and whitish and yellowish flower parts hanging down in late summer and early autumn that are not showy. I first saw this plant listed in the catalogue of a native plant nursery. Some native pant nurseries and conservation nurseries offer this species for embankment restoration and stabilization, and it can be grown in a regular landscape, though it is not really showy. (The Eastern Groundselbush (Baccharis halimifolia is similar and native to the same region and often a companion plant, but has smaller, broader leaves that are alternate, little upright white flowers, and white hairy seed clusters.)

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By Baja_Costero on Feb 20, 2020 11:59 PM, concerning plant: Vahonona (Aloe cipolinicola)

This single-stemmed highland tree aloe from Madagascar (up to about 8-12 feet tall) was formerly a variety of Aloe capitata. It has a similar branched inflorescence with densely flowered capitate racemes and most notably flowers opening from the top downward. The flowers are yellow, bell-shaped, and nearly sessile (very short pedicels) toward the bottom of the raceme. Slow growing in cultivation. Intolerant of extreme heat. Flowers vulnerable to winter cold.

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By Australis on Feb 20, 2020 9:38 PM, concerning plant: Ivory-Colored Cymbidium (Cymbidium eburneum 'Royale 3 Flowers')

This is a known diploid (2N).

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By jathton on Feb 18, 2020 12:20 PM, concerning plant: Narbonne Flax (Linum narbonense)

This is not a plant for gardeners who believe a plant should grow well wherever the gardener wants to plant it. Try growing it in the heavy clay soils so prevalent in central Oklahoma and it roots so shallowly that its perennial potential is seriously compromised.
Plant it in light, or at least very well-drained, soil in full sun and it will respond with vigorous growth that easily self seeds. Individual blooms only last one day, but an established clump will bloom profusely for eight weeks in May and June. Cutting some stems back by half while the plant is blooming will extend the bloom season.

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By skopjecollection on Feb 17, 2020 1:01 PM, concerning plant: Woolly Thistle (Cirsium eriophorum)

A very large, upright herbaceous biennial. It's among the spiniest thistles I've encountered, as well as among the most interesting.
Leaves are somewhat pinnate, with spines adorning the leaf tip, and cilia and softer spines on the margins, with spines sometimes protruding from the upper and underside of the leaf. The plant itself only branches at the tip, and sometimes forms colonies of multiple plants. Flower bud is woolly, and covered with spines. Likes sunny to shady arid patches.

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By skopjecollection on Feb 17, 2020 12:56 PM, concerning plant: Centaurea rupestris

A small herb, it favors arid and sunny slopes, often growing near rocks.

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By skopjecollection on Feb 17, 2020 12:55 PM, concerning plant: Plumeless Thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

It's a large herbaceous biennial, completely covered in spines. Often grows in clusters of several plants. Favors sunny and arid areas, often growing near roads. Seeds are wind dispersed, similar to a dandelion.

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By Strever on Feb 16, 2020 7:15 PM, concerning plant: Podophyllum versipelle var. sichuanense

Podophyllum versipelle was treated by Shaw (in Stearn, Gen. Epi-medium, 276–282. 2002) as comprising two subspecies: subsp. versi-pelle ("Leaf lobes elobulate, upper leaf with 4–7 lobes on one side, lobes shallow 1/5–1/3 of radius; inflorescence 4–9 flowered; pedicels with hairs") and subsp. boreale J. M. H. Shaw ("Leaf lobes often with lobules, upper leaf with 4 or 5 lobes on one side, lobes deep, 1/2–2/3 of
Fl. China 19: 783–786. 2011. radius; inflorescence 4–10(–19) flowered; pedicels glabrous or rarely hairy"). Within Podophyllum versipelle subsp. boreale, Shaw (loc. cit.) recognized two varieties: P. versipelle var. boreale (lobes of leaves with convex margins, lobes entire or trilobulate; pedicels and leaves abax-ially glabrous) and P. versipelle var. sichuanense J. M. H. Shaw (lobes of leaves with concave margins, lobes usually trilobulate; pedicels and leaves abaxially hairy)

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By Australis on Feb 16, 2020 5:54 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Lois Kelly 'Atlantis')

This clone is a tetraploid (4N).

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By Australis on Feb 16, 2020 5:48 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Girrahween 'Enid')

This was the first Cymbidium in Australia to receive an FCC. Unfortunately it is a triploid (3N) and does not appear to have been fertile.

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