Plant ID forum: need help with ID

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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Aug 2, 2016 10:34 AM CST
I could use some help with this tiny flower. I purchased a small container of Carex caryophylla 'The Beatles' and found this growing and blooming in the container. The flower reminds me of Talinum paniculatum but the wrong foliage. The foliage that belongs with this flower is thin foliage, green only about 1 1/2" long and feel almost round and the scape is about 12" long with the flower. Overall height is only 3" tall with out the scape. .
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 2, 2016 3:50 PM CST
Phemeranthus calycinus. They are welcome volunteers in many of my pots, too.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 2, 2016 3:53 PM CST
Oooh, those Fameflower (Phemeranthus calycinus) sure are pretty!
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
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treehugger
Aug 2, 2016 5:03 PM CST
I have never heard of this flower before. I knew someone would know its name. Thank you so much for your help. Thumbs up
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Aug 2, 2016 5:12 PM CST
Pretty flower! I thought it could be a Calandrinia species (but was obviously wrong *Blush* )
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Aug 2, 2016 7:21 PM CST
Yep, even if you only saw the flower, you would see there is a big difference. I grow several species in the genus. This one only blooms in the afternoon to early evening, and is the easiest to grow of all. It would even take your bad droughts, Ursula. Tree mail me if you would like some seed. They are small and easy to send in the mail.
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Aug 2, 2016 8:17 PM CST
I was fooled by the colour of the flower and the shape of the bud (or spent flower/seed pod), Rick. Obviously, the colour of the pistils/pollen, shape of the leaves and petals do not match a Calandrinia.

However, there are some weird plants, like the ones a friend (Geologist, used to scan the Atacama Desert) found - see my post at the PDB Calandrinia (Cistanthe longiscapa) (no Photoshop available at the time he shot the pictures).

I'll Tree mail you, thanks!

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