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Sep 10, 2016 4:25 AM CST

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Hi, just curious as to what kind of shrub this is?
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Sep 10, 2016 4:29 AM CST

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It looks like a Lobelia to me.
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Sep 10, 2016 4:49 AM CST

Dutchlady1 said: Welcome! Nath10154
It looks like a Lobelia to me.


This may be a
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better angle- not a lobelia though
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Sep 10, 2016 5:34 AM CST

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Shrug! Confused
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Sep 10, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Name: Sue
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Welcome! Can you tell us where it is growing, and whether it is cultivated or wild? It looks cultivated from the background. I'm going to suggest moving this question to the Plant ID forum.
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Sep 10, 2016 8:16 AM CST
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Could it be an anchusa?
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Sep 10, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Name: Sue
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I wondered about Anchusa as well, also Lithospermum, but didn't see a match. The petals look lobed and not entirely symmetrical (hence Hetty's suggestion of Lobelia I assume). If we could get a close-up of the flowers and some info on location it might help unless someone recognizes it from the plant shot.
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Sep 10, 2016 7:54 PM CST

sooby said:I wondered about Anchusa as well, also Lithospermum, but didn't see a match. The petals look lobed and not entirely symmetrical (hence Hetty's suggestion of Lobelia I assume). If we could get a close-up of the flowers and some info on location it might help unless someone recognizes it from the plant shot.


The flower is just like a dampiera but the foliage is different- it is cultivated and growing in mooroolbark, Melbourne Victoria- it's in a sandy loam soil
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Sep 10, 2016 7:56 PM CST
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Sep 11, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Name: Sue
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Indeed the flower is like a Dampiera. I did a Google search checking images of different Dampiera and there were several with leaves that looked close to yours. I wouldn't want to single one out though, it's not a plant I am familiar with.
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Sep 15, 2016 1:03 AM CST

Anyone else have any ideas?
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Sep 15, 2016 8:40 PM CST
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They are all in Oz. Perhaps one of them has an idea.
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Sep 15, 2016 11:01 PM CST
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Sep 16, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Name: Sue
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I'm wondering why not Dampiera, some look pretty close to me, here's one example:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
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Sep 17, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Name: Paul
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Sorry Nath, I don't know the plant.
Different latitudes, different attitudes
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Sep 18, 2016 11:38 PM CST
Name: bron
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Hi Nath
When I saw the pic I immediately thought dampiera. Sue is on the ball as always. The blue is vibrant. They like good drainage. I would propagate some cuttings as they can die suddenly. I had one once for a while. But yours looks great and very happy.

I found this https://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/gn...
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