Plant ID forum: Velvety, long, lanceolate, near-parallel-veined leaves in dense clusters

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Western Riverside County, Cali
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Apr 15, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Found in disturbed urbanized area:
Approximately 30 cm (~1') tall herbaceous plant.
Its has striped/lined stems and dense clusters of long, velvety, lanceolate leaves, with entire margins.

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islander
Apr 15, 2018 1:27 PM CST
Any flowers?
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Western Riverside County, Cali
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Apr 16, 2018 1:59 PM CST
islander said:Any flowers?


No sign of any flowers (yet); just more and more velvety leaves ...
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Apr 16, 2018 2:26 PM CST
Awfully pretty, I want to say tibouchina or sesame... But I'm having trouble exactly matching your plant on google images.
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N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Apr 16, 2018 3:18 PM CST
It kind of reminds me of some kind of wild lupine. Similar to Silky Lupine?
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Western Riverside County, Cali
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Apr 16, 2018 5:05 PM CST
stone said:Awfully pretty, I want to say tibouchina or sesame... But I'm having trouble exactly matching your plant on google images.


Thanks Stone !
The sprouting leaf clustering of sesame looks indeed quite similar, but doesn't have the near-parallel leaf-venation.

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