I can not ID this plant. Help please.

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  1. Zandoli

    Zandoli Active Member

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    Does anyone recognize this.
    I'm not sure if A is just a younger version of B.
    Thanks.
    Zandoli.
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Zan, those both look like African Daisies - Dimorphotheca aurantiaca. Have they ever bloomed for you?
     
  3. Zandoli

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    Yes,
    Both bloomed until late June.
    Flowers as I remember were daisy like.
    One bore blue flowers and the other, pink flowers.
    Both on long stems, rather soft so the rain or watering would bend them right over.
    I'll look up African daisy and see if it matches.
    I moved in to this house last Labor Day and the plants had been badly neglected, so I had to wait until spring when they came up looking like plants again :-) to ID them.
    Muchas gracias Lorax.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    When you do, look it up by the scientific name, since there are five or six different genera that are called "African Daisy." Those ones in particular are also sometimes called Cape Marigolds, which is more to the point since they're in the Calendula tribe.
     
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    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Try Campanula persicifolia (peachleaf bellflower).
     
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    No luck.
    It is more of a daisy-like flower.
    Thanks anyway.
    Z.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Just a thought...how about the perennial African daisy, Osteospermum. This has long thin, lanceolate leaves, and the daisy like flowers comes in purple, blue and pink etc.
    See....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteospermum
     
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    Alpine aster, Aster alpinus.
     
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    The various Leucanthemum have toothed leaves, rather than the entire leaves shown by this plant.
     
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    BINGO!!!
    Alpine aster it is.
    Thank you all so much for your suggestions.
    During the process of checking them out, I found some plants that I'd like to have.
    Zandoli.
     

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