Plant ID forum: Purple flowering shrub in neighbor's yard

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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Sep 14, 2015 5:47 PM CST
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 16, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Did I stump everyone? Don't go make me go talk to my neighbor! She's nice, it's just that I have social anxiety disorder. I really feel like I've seen this somewhere before and just can't quite put my finger on it.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 16, 2015 7:17 PM CST
I just sat down at the computer and my first thought is that this is two different plants. Like a weedy-wildflower growing up through a shrub. But I'm not a botanist. I'll dig around a bit and see what I can find.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 16, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Well, you've described my neighbor's entire yard pretty accurately! Rolling on the floor laughing That's why a lot of the neighbors gossip about her "weeds". I can always walk down there and take more pictures!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 16, 2015 11:35 PM CST
That looks like a happy Brillantaisia lamium, it is all the same plant, not a shrub. I met it in Brazil..
Brillantaisia lamium
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 17, 2015 12:58 AM CST
Myriam, all the way from Belgium to tell us about a Brazilian plant! I love the internet! Seriously, that's so cool! And that's definitely it. The flowers, the leaves, the seedpods, everything looks the same. Now I just wonder how my neighbor got it? Well, Florida has a lot of tropical plants. Who knows? But I may have to tease her for it not being native.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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bonitin
Sep 17, 2015 1:12 AM CST
It even gets more 'complicated' Melanie, the plant actually is native to west and central Africa! Hilarious! So it is an immigrant in Brazil..
http://www.saveourwaterwaysnow...
Thank You! for the tip!
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Sep 17, 2015 3:56 AM CST
That is so cool; what a great ID. Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Sep 17, 2015 8:13 AM CST
And I got the id of mine from our super detective Sleuth! Smiling
The thread "Pretty Brazilian wildflower." in Plant ID forum
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Sep 17, 2015 8:22 AM CST
Oh I was wrong, looking back at the thread it was actually Danita who came up with the correct name! *Blush*

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