Plant ID forum: Red Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis)

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2015 6:34 AM CST
I'm not actually sure this is an actual plant but if it is, I'd love to know what it is! It's the picture from my daily puzzle.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jun 14, 2015 6:51 AM CST
It looks to me like a Red Porterweed.

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bamira
Jun 14, 2015 7:05 AM CST
terrafirma said:It looks to me like a Red Porterweed.


I agree
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2015 7:26 AM CST
Thanks! I think I'll have to get some.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2015 9:02 AM CST
I agree, Red Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis) I used to have the red variety in a container but don't know what happened to it; I haven't seen it blooming since 2013 but I still have the Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) (which is invasive here in Florida) in a few of the beds. It's a butterfly magnet too but I miss the red variety.
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