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May 17, 2016 11:24 AM CST
|This has been growing in my yard for years and I have no idea what species it is.|
May 17, 2016 11:30 AM CST
|This is only a guess:|
Air Plant (Tillandsia abdita)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
May 17, 2016 12:40 PM CST
|I found something similar but can't find anything on the pages .. Sitio design is mentioned, it's in Austin.|
I wondered if it's a hardy Dyckia?
May 17, 2016 12:44 PM CST
|A photo named Aechmea 'Burgundy' looks like yours .. |
May 18, 2016 3:06 PM CST
|It doesn't look to have the spiny margins like most Dyckia I've seen but maybe there are some that are spineless? It reminds me of Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii. |
This shows A. recurvata var. benrathii with green leaves: http://www.worldwideexoticsnur... but many Aechmea leaves turn darker in color with high light conditions. These two links show darker forms:
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