Plant ID forum: What plant is this?

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marb22
May 21, 2017 2:02 PM CST
Hi, people!
I am happy to be a new member of this community. I want to know what plant is this, what is the name and cares... Thanks a lot!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 21, 2017 2:40 PM CST
Welcome! @marb22

I'm going to put in a request for your question to be moved to the Plant ID forum (currently it is in the daylily forum and it isn't a daylily). It looks familiar to me and I'll probably D'Oh! when someone says what it is but for now I'm not having a light bulb moment Smiling
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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amberjewel
May 21, 2017 3:07 PM CST
Looks like Coleus
Amber
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
May 21, 2017 5:15 PM CST
I don't know what it is, but it reminds me of Persicaria or Euphorbia.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 21, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Me too for Persicaria, I tried searching for variegated on the whole family, Polygonaceae but got nothing like it. I wondered about variegated Fallopia but the leaves of that are more randomly marked, this one has a consistent pattern. Sometimes when I look at the pics, especially the whole plant in the other thread, I wonder if it is trifoliate? I'm sure I know it but still not coming up with anything, I hope someone recognizes it!
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 21, 2017 5:33 PM CST
This is the whole plant from the other thread. I also searched on Lamiaceae because the stems look like they could be square. Maybe @marb22 could check that?

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marb22
May 21, 2017 11:59 PM CST
I am very sad because this looks like a very rare plant and i dont know water or sun requirements or cares Crying
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 22, 2017 4:25 AM CST
Don't give up yet! It may take a few days before someone recognizes it, not everyone is online every day. You could help us if you could take a close photograph of where a branch joins the main stem (so that we can see if there is a membrane that would indicate the Polygonaceae family). Could you also check if the stems are square or round.

A bit of history may help also. Did you buy it as a houseplant or outdoor plant? Roughly where in the world are you located?

It looks healthy enough right now with the care it is getting.
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purpleinopp
May 22, 2017 9:24 AM CST
If not Persicaria microcephala, it's doing a good impersonation. It may not be able to show its' full potential of colors inside.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 22, 2017 9:39 AM CST
purpleinopp said:If not Persicaria microcephala, it's doing a good impersonation. It may not be able to show its' full potential of colors inside.


From the database:



The ID plant seems to have the reverse coloration, i.e. lighter at the edges and tips than the middle and base. If we can get a picture showing whether there is an ochrea (the membrane) we'd have an idea that it's at least the right family.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 22, 2017 11:00 AM CST
Are Tovara & Persicaria synonymous? Head out the door for lunch...
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marb22
May 22, 2017 12:03 PM CST
Hi.. I want to thanks you all because i know you're doing the best to help me. I know there is a lot of species around the world and it's impossible to know all so i know it's very difficult.

@scooby to be honest i am very sad because two of these plants died. One of those was very spectacular, very very beautifull. But... It began to wither suddenly (death).. Excuse me for my english..I am from Dominican Republic and i bought this plants in the Chinatown of my country. I think the seller didnt knew much about it.

I bought one and i was very lucky because it began to multiply quickly. Now i have twenty more or less but sincerely i dont know how much live this plant and it's metabolism.

When i cut the fruits or seed or leaf or branch of these plants (after the flower) appear a white liquid (substance) as i hope you can see in one of the pictures i show you below.


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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 22, 2017 12:10 PM CST
It is a lovely plant. I hope someone can help you with it.
Porkpal

marb22
May 22, 2017 3:43 PM CST
@porkpal Thanks..Yes this plant is very very beautifull... The problem is that i dont know nothing about its metabolism, like sun requirements, water requirements, how long this plants live (1 year or more)...
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 22, 2017 4:24 PM CST
The whitish juice could mean that Janine is right about its being a Euphorbia, but there are some other plants that do that as well. The stems do look square though, is that correct?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 23, 2017 6:16 PM CST
This looks pretty close, Euphorbia graminea:

Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
May 23, 2017 6:27 PM CST
It DOES look like it! I'm so glad someone found it: it's one of those that was really bugging me! How'd you find it?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 23, 2017 6:38 PM CST
janinilulu said: It DOES look like it! I'm so glad someone found it: it's one of those that was really bugging me! How'd you find it?


It was really bugging me too! The more I looked at the fruits, and that it had milky sap, the more I thought you were right about Euphorbia. I tried all the keywords with Euphorbia I could think of and got nothing on Google. So I decided to work through the NGA database entries for Euphorbia and found it on the fourth page I looked at. I couldn't find any pictures with the red veins though but they aren't on every leaf in the ID plant either.


marb22
May 23, 2017 11:31 PM CST
@sooby HEEEEEEEEEEEY!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks you a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@sooby I have no word to tell you how happy i am. Sincerely thanks you very very much....Emmmm.. You rocks!
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 24, 2017 4:48 AM CST
You're very welome I tip my hat to you. Enjoy your lovely plant!

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