Flowering shrub (Pea family) in mountains above Ajijic, Mexico

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by ceramik, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. ceramik

    ceramik Active Member

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    Photographed in September. Lanky shrub to 2 meters in height. Sparse foliage (in spite it being near end of rainy season) and flowers small (somewhat less than 1 cm). Only one plant observed; might not be native as found along a trail.
     

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  2. David in L A

    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    A species of Marina? Perhaps Marina diffusa.
     
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  3. ceramik

    ceramik Active Member

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    Thank you David. Marina diffusa flower and leaf match and my plant showed distinctly red stems for which M. diffusa is well known. To top it off, I see that it has been recorded in two other locations in the same small range (Sierra de San Juan Cosala), on SEINet.
     

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