Plant ID forum: Desert shrub ID please

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 18, 2013 8:11 PM CST
This is growing in the desert north of Las Cruces, NM. It was the seed heads that caught my attention and made me stop on the side of the road.



Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 18, 2013 9:10 PM CST
Wow...find out what it is and add the pic to the database....that's a beautiful pic.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jan 18, 2013 9:14 PM CST
Wish I would have taken a photo of just the leaves, so we could study them up close. Sad
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 18, 2013 9:40 PM CST
The leaves did not look familiar either, but I've spent as little time as possible in the desert....lol..lived in Yuma for two years....that was quite enough...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jan 18, 2013 9:56 PM CST
We did this in the spring, April and May. It was so beautiful, and no heat, in the 70's most days.
I don't do well anymore in hot sun.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 18, 2013 10:16 PM CST
That's true...actually, I would like to go back to Arizona right now.....Prescott, and the little bakery that had the very best napoleons and eclairs that I've ever had. Mornings and evenings in the desert are beautiful, long purple shadows.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jan 18, 2013 10:32 PM CST
The desert has a beauty all it's own.
Mmmmm, that bakery really sounds good right now.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jan 18, 2013 11:46 PM CST
Lynn, I think it's Apache Plume, Fallugia paradoxa. I've only seen it in pictures, but always thought it was an amazing plant just from seeing those!
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FAPA
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 18, 2013 11:54 PM CST
So that's what Apache Plume looks like....I've heard the name, but never seen it. Pretty cool....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

ElaineToth
Apr 21, 2016 5:33 PM CST
I agree,it does look like Apache Plume.I wish you could all see my rose beds in bloom!!They are spectacular!! I will post pictures in a few days.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 21, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP/NGA or whatever you want to call this site.
And please do post some pics!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder Cat Lover Butterflies Birds
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LindaTX8
Apr 21, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP/NGA or whatever you want to call this site.
And please do post some pics!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Apr 21, 2016 9:57 PM CST
Hi Elaine, and a great big Welcome! to National Gardening Association.

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