Please help ID a climbing plant

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by dogfish, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. dogfish

    dogfish Member

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    Hi - I saw a nice climbing plant on a rock wall while out walking the dog and would like to know what it is so I can grow it on my wall.
    It has small green leaves about the size of a dime which have 5 points, somewhat like an ivy leaf or a maple leaf. The flowers look like miniature snapdragons, they are light purple with a bit of white and yellow and are about 0.75cm long and 0.5cm across, each one. The stems are round and a little bit reddish.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... I think I have a great idea: POST A PIC!!! :)
     
  3. dogfish

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    Sorry I would have liked to, but don't have access to a camera for today... hoping someone might find the description to be enough
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Cymbalaria?
     
  5. dogfish

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    bingo! Ron thanks!
     
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    nic Active Member 10 Years

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    Cymbalaria muralis is called Ivy-leaved Toadflax here, which is pretty much a condensed version of what Dogfish wrote. Don't recognise the red stems, though, and it's raining far too hard to go and look.
     
  7. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralis. The stems are often reddish.
     

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