Plant ID forum: What are they?

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Name: Betsy
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Oct 9, 2012 3:48 PM CST
This came up in one of my pots...what is she? A weed or ? She is pretty.

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Here's the other one. It spreads from underground and has a smell to it.

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Name: Juli
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Oct 9, 2012 5:36 PM CST
the "other one" looks like some sort of arum or ginger to me.
Name: Jay
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Oct 9, 2012 6:50 PM CST
The leaves and flowers on the first plant remind me of Ludwigia, possibly Ludwigia sphaerocarpa.

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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Oct 10, 2012 5:21 AM CST
The flowers of Ludwigia sphaerocarpa are quite small and greenish, leaves also look very narrow.


The only one which comes close that I have found is Ludwigia leptocarpa which apparently has an angled stem, does this plant have an angled stem?


Ludwigia alternifolia is similar but the leaves look narrower..


The list of Ludwigia ..

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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Oct 10, 2012 1:18 PM CST
I am so not good at comparing photo's so these are just wild guesses on my part. For plant #1, how about Ludwigia octovalis?


My first thought on the 2nd plant was possibly a Viola of some sort:
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