Plant ID forum: What plant is this?

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Ivy98
Oct 26, 2016 9:21 AM CST
I bought this plant from some lady at school and she says that it attracts butterflies but I have no idea what it's called and I want to know in order to take good care of it and know what to expect!
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 26, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Welcome! Ivy98

I wonder if it could possibly be a Heuchera?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 26, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Welcome! A possibility is ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius. The ID plant appears to have stipules, which fits:

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Name: greene
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greene
Oct 26, 2016 1:41 PM CST
Ivy98, Welcome!
Hmmm, both Heuchera and Physocarpus have stipules and attract butterflies.
Did the person say how tall the plant would grow? That might help with the ID.
May we know which city/state/country the plant is growing?
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janinilulu
Oct 26, 2016 1:59 PM CST
I'm going to guess Hibiscus acetosella seedling.
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Zencat
Oct 26, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Did the woman you got it from not know, either?
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Silversurfer
Oct 26, 2016 3:22 PM CST
Am I seeing a tiny yellow flower in the top?
Think that rules out most of the suggested plants.
The leaves have interesting veins...5 veins all coming from the leaf stalk.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 26, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Silversurfer said:Am I seeing a tiny yellow flower in the top?


I was thinking those were new leaves. Perhaps Ivy98 could confirm which it is.

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