Plant ID forum: What is this?

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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
May 31, 2014 8:59 AM CST
A lady at work asked me to ID this plant. It sort of looks like a Pride of Barbados, but the flower isn't exactly like mine. Any ideas?
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
May 31, 2014 9:08 AM CST

Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii)
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
May 31, 2014 4:35 PM CST
While Kew doesn't accept the name, it can be found under Caesalpinia gilliesii.
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
May 31, 2014 4:43 PM CST
Thank you both......Lynne
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
May 31, 2014 5:12 PM CST
Actually, I posted the answers as Caesalpinia gilliesii, because that's what I knew it as. Then when I was looking for a photo in the database, I realized that the name had been changed, so I edited the original post.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
May 31, 2014 8:00 PM CST
I suppose Kew has the final word, but I spent an hour looking for a photo before I went with Caesalpinia. Found tons of pics there. Hilarious!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
May 31, 2014 10:15 PM CST
ctcarol said:I suppose Kew has the final word, but I spent an hour looking for a photo before I went with Caesalpinia. Found tons of pics there. Hilarious!


I usually go by ITIS for North American plants.

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