Help with ID, please

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Regina13, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Regina13

    Regina13 Member

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    This has been found growing in a few spots here in Central Park, New York City. None of us have seen it here before. It is growing in newly disturbed or restored sites, in full sun. The tiny flower has five petals, pinkish-purple with yellow anthers. Inside the red fruit are very tiny black seeds, they look like tiny poppy seeds. Foliage is basal, yellow-green, slightly fleshy. Any help would be much appreciated.
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Jewels of Opar, (Talinum paniculatum), might be Cv. 'Limon'

    HTH
    Chris
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    As in E.R. Burroughs' "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar"?
     
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    Talinum paniculatum

    Thank you! That's perfect.
    (This thank you is meant for Saltcedar)
     
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