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Jun 2, 2020 12:32 PM CST
Southern California
Can anyone help me identify this plant? I got this flowering plant a few months ago and accidentally threw away the little identification marker that came with it. I tried Google image searching but found no matches. Every flower suggested was not the right one. We have it in a small planter, and it has one-inch magenta flowers, which are VERY fragrant. Any and all help is welcome! Thank you. Smiling
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Jun 2, 2020 12:37 PM CST
Name: Sally
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snapdragon?
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Jun 2, 2020 12:44 PM CST
Southern California
sallyg said:snapdragon?


Unfortunately not Sad

I also have a bunch of snapdragons and they look completely different. This type of flower has a flat surface and no "tube-like" shape like a snapdragon has. Thank you, though!
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Jun 2, 2020 12:53 PM CST
Name: Sally
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Maybe then related flax or toadflax
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Jun 3, 2020 12:26 AM CST
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Jun 3, 2020 5:07 AM CST
Name: Sally
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Here's a little more description of Nemesia
http://www.costafarms.com/plan...
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Jun 3, 2020 9:59 AM CST
Southern California
Now I'm confused, lol. After much research, I had come to the conclusion that it was Linaria Fantasy Magenta Rose. I definitely recall the word "Magenta" being on the little information stick that came with the plant. But these Nemesias look just like them too! Confused
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Jun 3, 2020 11:11 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Can you post a photo of the leaves and the rest of the plant?
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Jun 3, 2020 6:38 PM CST
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Their blooms can look very similar!
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Jun 3, 2020 7:38 PM CST
Name: Sally
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Seems like linaria wants a light blotch where Nemesia Nesia has this dark blotch
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Jun 3, 2020 7:48 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
The fuzzy buds and strong fragrance scream Nemesia to me. Linarias are seldom fragrant and Nemesias are notably so.
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Jun 3, 2020 9:11 PM CST
Southern California
After scouring the internet I realized that yes, it is in fact Nemesia! It was hard to tell as it's getting warmer here so the flowers are pretty weak and not as full (aka only one or two to a stem instead of four).

Thank you so much for your help everyone! You guys are the best. I'm so glad I know now! Thank You!
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