Plant ID forum: Can anyone identify this plant?

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justingreenwood
Nov 22, 2016 10:12 AM CST

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People have suggested that this is a Persian Shield or a Coleus, but none of the photos I've found online match. Can anyone help me out?
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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Hi justingreenwood, Welcome!
Those leaves remind me of Rex Begonia Vine (Cissus javana) not actually a begonia or even related but it does resemble begonia which I guess is where it got's it's common name.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2016 10:33 AM CST
Well, upon closer look at the leaves in your photo, I'm not sure it's Cissus javana since the leaves on your plant appear to have serrate margins. I grew a couple of C. javana's over the years and the leaf margins were always smooth.

It doesn't look right for Persian Shield (Strobilanthes auriculatus var. dyeriana) to me either. It might be a variety of Coleus, there are so many different types: http://garden.org/plants/searc...

There are also many types of Rex Begonia's: http://garden.org/plants/searc... out there so that is a possibility.

It really has my curiosity up because it looks so familiar; hopefully someone will be along shortly with an exact ID!
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justingreenwood
Nov 22, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Thankyou! You are correct - I just found the photographer online and he said this:

That’s a Rex begonia called ‘Gryphon.’ It’s mostly silver and green, but young foliage has the burgundy-purple tinting seen in this sprig of it.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2016 10:43 AM CST
LOL, I used to have Begonia Pegasus™ a'k'a Gryphon but your plant looks nothing like the one I had.
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purpleinopp
Nov 22, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Hi & welcome!

Are you able to add a pic of the whole plant?
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