bizarre looking plant to ID

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by MXB, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. MXB

    MXB Active Member

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    This plant is in a south facing part of the garden gets full sun virtually all day, dry , dusty soil. It is about 5ft tall now and the same wide.

    The buds have plumped up quickly over the past two weeks. Leaves are soft and fleshy, like a succulent.

    it didn't flower last year despite vigorous leaf growth (it was here when we bought the house and has taken over a previously overgrown area that we cleared). I'd love to know how to look after it and ensure it flowers.

    I'm stumped, help!

    Thx.
     

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  2. Dylan G

    Dylan G Active Member

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    It reminds me of the Matilija poppy.
     
  3. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    i agree, reminds me of a poppy, also. mxb, you'll have to post some pics once the buds open!!
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Hands-off is the best care you can give them.
     
  5. MXB

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    Thanks folks!

    After looking up the Matilija Poppy I think we have a winner.

    I'll certainly post a photo if/when one of the flowers opens.

    Thx again,

    MXB
     

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