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Apr 19, 2015 3:45 PM CST
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Anyone familiar with Begonia's? These are photos I took a couple of years ago of a fairly large Begonia at our local Botanical Gardens (where nothing is labeled!) and I'm wondering if this could be Begonia nelumbiifolia?
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Apr 19, 2015 8:14 PM CST
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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They look long & leggy, maybe too little light, but maybe.

Here is recent photos from here.






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Apr 19, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Sorry Lin, but the more I compare, it looks like you've got some kinda canestem Begonia.

I'm lost when it comes to figuring out garden varieties.



Regardless, the Begonia makes a good garden plant, and you can put the flowers in your salad!
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Apr 20, 2015 7:53 AM CST
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Dave, thanks for your input. Wow .... those are really gorgeous!! Comparing the leaves in your photos to those in my pic's, it doesn't look to be the same Begonia. I'll just keep my pictures in the unidentified folder. Smiling
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Apr 20, 2015 5:57 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
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it's def not a B. nelumbiifolia - they have tear-drop (roundish) leaf, not a one-sided comma-type leaf like yours.
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Apr 20, 2015 7:14 PM CST
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Yep, I noticed the leaf difference when Dave posted his photos.
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