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Aug 26, 2015 4:33 PM CST

Hello - I would greatly appreciate if anobody can advise the name of the plant in the attached pictures. Thanks.
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Aug 26, 2015 4:52 PM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Welcome to All Things Plants. Looks like it might be Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii).

Someone can confirm this. I just searched yellow flower with long red stamens. Smiling
Avatar for Jaykeller2
Aug 26, 2015 5:12 PM CST

I googled "Desert Bird of Paradise" and found the image very similar to what I saw in Arizona. Appreciate your help!
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Aug 26, 2015 5:40 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
Yep! That's Caesalpinia gilliesii alright. I just read recently that the classification was changed to something else, but I don't know if that was correct or not. I hope not! The blooms have a bit of a strong odor. Not exactly awful, but not really great either.

Welcome! to ATP! Depending on where you are located, this plant might live outdoors. It does in my area and our winters usually have some temps in the teens. The trick is getting it established well before those temps occur. I'm in the more arid part ofTexas Zone 7b or 8a. I'm not really sure anymore.
Donald
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Aug 26, 2015 5:44 PM CST

Thank You!
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May 26, 2021 5:36 PM CST

Salvias Region: United States of America Cactus and Succulents Vegetable Grower Hibiscus Foliage Fan
Tropicals Bookworm Region: Arizona Morning Glories Container Gardener Aroids
It's really easy to grow. Very beautiful. Does smell like rotten peanut butter though.
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May 26, 2021 6:29 PM CST
Name: Zoƫ
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Grows like a weed here. No problem with freezing temps. They reseed freely and grow quickly. I use them as short-term accents. I'll let a volunteer grow for a couple of years and then cut it down, let another grow somewhere else, and so on. Also they are a good colorful hedge along my alley fence... They don't need watering.
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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