Plant ID forum: Is this a weed?

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Amanda2787
Apr 24, 2018 3:58 PM CST
I can't find a picture of this anywhere online. It could be a weed but it has rubbery leaves almost like a succulent. Found in Northern Colorado.
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porkpal
Apr 24, 2018 4:40 PM CST
I don't know, but if it's a weed, it's a very attractive one.
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DaisyI
Apr 24, 2018 5:46 PM CST
I don't know either but if it came up in my yard, I'd keep it.
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ScotTi
Apr 24, 2018 6:24 PM CST
I would keep it in my garden also if it appeared.
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greene
Apr 24, 2018 6:27 PM CST
Looks interesting. It reminds me of Dusty Miller aka Jacobaea maritima, synonym Cineraria maritima but with extra twists and turns.
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 24, 2018 8:12 PM CST
Could it be a Glaucium? I'm growing one that made me think they may be related. I've read that in some places mine is a weed. I would love to have whatever yours is also. It's looks gorgeous.
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islander
Apr 25, 2018 8:25 AM CST
Very cool plant, whatever it is. I agree - looks like a Dusty Miller mutation.
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lauribob
Apr 25, 2018 1:26 PM CST
It looks like it could be something in the Dusty Miller family except for the description of 'rubbery leaves'. Dusty Miller is soft and velvety, not rubbery. Whatever it is, it's gorgeous!
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lauribob
Apr 25, 2018 1:41 PM CST
Here is photo of another glaucium that looks sort of close. I think Leslieray could be on to something.
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plantladylin
Apr 25, 2018 1:55 PM CST
It does resemble Glaucium

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Colorado
Amanda2787
Apr 25, 2018 9:37 PM CST
I found out it is euphorbia Decaryi? It is a succulent found mostly in tropical and sub tropical conditions but also in rocky places. I could fill a semi trunk with all of them around here. And I only noticed them this year on a hike. Cool.
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islander
Apr 25, 2018 10:43 PM CST
Does it bleed a white sap when you break off a leaf? If not, its not an Euphorbia. I have my doubts on the ID.
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Leftwood
Apr 26, 2018 11:24 AM CST
Euphorbia decaryi. Yes, I think you're right.
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lauribob
Apr 26, 2018 2:45 PM CST
The picture looks pretty close, but I have to wonder at the hardiness factor. You say it's growing wild in Colorado? Not really subtropical. I found one source that listed it as only hardy to 40°.
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Leftwood
Apr 26, 2018 4:06 PM CST
Good point.....

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