Plant Database forum: Acacia baileyana Purpurea

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Mar 16, 2018 2:34 PM CST
Hello Database Manager,
Please direct me to the database entry for my image of Acacia baileyana Purpurea, which shows blue-purple flowers, in contrast the the yellow flower images already uploaded to the entry by that name.
Thank you.

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Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 16, 2018 2:49 PM CST

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Here it is Purple Fern Leaf Acacia (Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea')
Evan
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Mar 16, 2018 2:55 PM CST
I saw that entry but was concerned because the flowers are yellow, whereas the flowers in my image are blue-purple. Do they all go in the same entry regardless of flower color?
Carol H. Sandt

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Bonehead
Mar 16, 2018 3:46 PM CST
Both the flower and foliage look different than all the entries in our database and online info. This may just be a mismarked plant, in which case you could put it on the ID forum to see if you can get a correct ID or confirmation that there are purple flowered forms with different leaves (sounds like a stretch but who knows). It appears that the 'purpurea' in the name is referring to the leaves rather than the bloom. Is this at a nursery or botanical garden? If so, you could also check with the curator.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 16, 2018 6:09 PM CST

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I agree that the flowers should be yellow, like the species, and the plant ID forum would be your best bet for identifying a purple flowered Acacia.
Evan

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