Plant ID forum: Any ideas?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Apr 17, 2013 2:57 PM CST
~ Never figured out what this plant was for sure ... don't know what happened to the plant.


I was weeding in my side yard and found this little plant sprouting up in a flower bed and wonder if it might be Hamelia patens? My next door neighbor has a large one in his yard on that side of the house.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 19, 2013 12:04 AM CST
I am not familiar with Hamelia patens, but the leaves remind me of Itea virginica.. just a guess..
https://www.google.be/search?h...
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Apr 19, 2013 8:07 AM CST
Myriam: Thank you so much for your response; the leaves do look a lot like those of Itea virginica which grows in my area and I will be thrilled if it turns out to be that plant!
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 19, 2013 10:13 AM CST
I hope it turns out to be Itea virginica, Lin! It is a beautiful shrub and the bees are crazy for it! Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Apr 19, 2013 10:19 AM CST
I'd love it to be Itea virginica. It's very small right now but I'm going to watch it grow to see what it turns out to be!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 19, 2013 10:35 AM CST


Thanks Myriam! I photographed some Itea virginica a few days ago, but didn't know what it was, until you posted those links.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 19, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Glad to have been helpful! I tip my hat to you.

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