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Name: Ricardo Sandifer
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Name: Ricardo Sandifer
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ElJardineroGringo
Jan 21, 2017 11:08 AM CST
I think it is sage, was hoping for a specific type, is it hard to id from the leaf? Thanks!
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Jan 21, 2017 12:26 PM CST
Another Cistus hybrids I think, the lateral parallel vein not fit for any sage as far as I know, or is there?
try Cistus x pulverulentus, or anything with parental C crispus or C albidus.
also can you take pictures of petiole, especially back side, usually pinkish.
Rubbing a leaf also smell distinctly in sage, but not Cistus (they do smell but not sage like, C ladanifer has unique smell though)
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Name: Ricardo Sandifer
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ElJardineroGringo
Jan 21, 2017 2:25 PM CST
OK this is a tough one. I will try to get more photos, let me know if you get any brainstorm ideas. It did not look like cistus from the photos I researched but perhaps I am mistaken Rolling my eyes. Is this the same Jerusalem sage from my other post? The thread "Plant ID #16" in Plant ID forum
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Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Jan 21, 2017 3:17 PM CST
how bout this: one look at the Cistus X Pulverulentus 'Sunset', note the three main veins, on leaves

https://www.coblands.co.uk/use...

or this
http://www.biovivaiogranburron...

and no, it is completely different with leaf on that jerusalem sage (ID-ed by kniphofia The thread "Plant ID #16" in Plant ID forum) that one only have central main vein.
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Jan 24, 2017 10:05 PM CST
In case you can't take new photos, here are comparisons of the questioned plant/Cistus-like (magnified and cropped) (red arrows shows three prominent parallels veins, not all Cistus have Three parallel veins though)



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and Jerusalem sage from your post plant #16 (ID-ed by kniphofia) yellow arrows showed single central main vein, as also in all Salvias, as far as I know)

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Name: Ricardo Sandifer
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ElJardineroGringo
Jan 28, 2017 7:41 AM CST
wow tofitropic thanks for your attention to detail! I am still confused though, do you still think it is cistus Pulverulentus 'Sunset as you mentioned before?
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Jan 28, 2017 3:19 PM CST
For the Cistus genus, I have no doubt at all (I am sorry I was born stubborn LOL), but for cultivar, I could never be sure (I am from tropic, and we don't grow these), have only seen Cistus in person few times. yo could also watch the plant in the future for flowers, that will confirm. I really wish to know, the real ID.

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