Help ID'ing THREE mysterious plants in backyard

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by greenZ, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. greenZ

    greenZ Member

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    Hi There!

    Need some help from the Plant Experts here on this forum.


    Unknown #1 (below left):

    I hacked this from a neighbor's plant. It was growing through the backyard property fence. I snipped it and put in in regular potting soil and now it rooted nicely. It used to only have ONE leaf on it (that big one), now there are multiples. Also, when I cut the plant off the neighbor's mother plant, it had a pretty cool very bright orange flower on it (neon orange, deep throat, trumpet-like).

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    Unknown #2 (below middle):

    I found this one growing between my plum and nectarine trees. It was just a baby about 2-3 months ago, but now it looks very healthy. When it was growing in the ground, it looked pale green and dead-like. (We don't water very much). I was surprised that it had the will to survive and its roots drilled through our tough clay soil.

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    Unknown #3 (below right):

    I found this one growing between our citrus trees. My first impression was that it's some sort of weed. Any idea?

    Thank you all for your help!

    -j
     

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  2. abgardeneer

    abgardeneer Active Member

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    #1 is a nasturtium.
     
  3. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Could #2 be a Ceanothus seedling?

    HTH
    Chris
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Compare second one with Baccharis pilularis.
     
  5. Tyrlych

    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    #2 looks like it Amaranthus albus fo me.
     
  6. greenZ

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    I think Tyrlych is CORRECT. I googled "Amaranthus albus pictures", and it DOES look exactly like #2 above.

    Man, that's depressing!!! All this time I've been nursing this mysterious plant (gave it Supersoil, a nice pot, and plenty of H20), only to find out that it's a "tumbleweed"!!! NO MORE paradise-living for this plant!!!

    I've been fooled by a weed! I think #3 might be a weed too. :-(

    Man, I gotta stop digging up mysterious plants in my yard......
    I guess I always hope that it would be something extraordinary.....


    ps. I do like the Nasturtium though (#1). The flowers look very nice with bright colors. I will plant this one in the future.
     
  7. Tyrlych

    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Did you tried to heal it from chlorosis?
    I remember when I saw it first time I thought the poor plant sufffers from magnesium defficiency :-)))

    #1 latin name is Tropaeolum, while there is another, aquatic plant with latin name Nasturtium.
     
  8. Liz

    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Nasturtium. grow easily from seeds and once established keep going. Mine have been reappearing for 25 years. I don't have winters below 5 C usually. Maybe one day.

    Liz
     
  9. edleigh7

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    I can remember as a kid we used to eat the leaves of Nasturtium. Tasted a bit like pepper.

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