2 plants, 1 tree- Pink Flower Cluster; Smooth Waxy Leaves; flowering tree

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by curlyFSU, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. curlyFSU

    curlyFSU Member

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    I recently moved to the San Francisco area and I am trying to identify the plants in my new backyard. One plant has clusters of pink flowers that appear to be on long vine type shoots all along the ground. The second plant has smooth waxy leaves and is growing beneath a tree in the yard. The tree has small leaves and appears to have been dormant over the dry spring/summer. It has recently sprouted some new growth and a couple of light pink flowers.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    The shorter plant with the pink flowers is a Pelargonium of some description; they're commonly called Geraniums. Rub a leaf - you might have one of the scented ones.
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Coprosma repens on the right?
     
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    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    The tree looks like Leptospermum.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I am from Florida and we definitely didn't have any of these plants growing in our yard. It is fun to learn about all the new things I can grow out here.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Nearby labeled collections are present in the San Francisco Botanic Garden (in Golden Gate Park) and the University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley.
     
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