Odd Little Beach Plants

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  1. RPBnimrod

    RPBnimrod Active Member

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    I found a few of each of these some time around the end of June to the beginning of July. They were on a beach called Gibson Beach on Long Island. They were mainly found in large piles of wood and garbage that was probably washed up by waves. I tryed to keep one in a bucket (the pointy leaved one), but it died :( ; I kept the dead plant for possible identifications though. Anyway, can someone identify them please?

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  2. Cereusly Steve

    Cereusly Steve Active Member

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    Those are only seedlings. Not enough there to ID.

    To ID, you need an adult plant, especially in flower and fruit.
     
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    I couldn't find an adult plant anywhere. I came back to the same beach recently, and a lot of the plants were dead or dying. I'm probably going to the beach tomorrow, so I'll see if I can find any adult plants.
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If a lot were dying, they may be from seeds that drifted in (or were dumped from!) a long way away, and are not adapted to coastal conditions. In which case, there won't be any adults to be found!
     
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    Maybe, but they had thick leaves that looked somehow adapted to dry, hot, and sandy areas. They were very succulent-like.
     

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