Unknown Flower

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by bbop, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. bbop

    bbop Member

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    My daughter's neighbor gave her some of these flowers,
    (see pic). She shared with me, but no one knows the
    name of the flower, even the owner. The plant is about
    40" tall, and looks much like some of my weeds! The brilliant,
    blue flowers, that stopped blooming in early summer, before
    I inherited mine, make it worth it all! I figure I can put plants
    in front of the blue flowers to hide the scraggy look the plant
    gets. I've searched the internet, but so far, it remains nameless.
    I've only seen the flowers from a distance, but they appeared
    to be multi-layered, and oh, so beautiful! Thank you to anyone
    who can help! (Bbop)
     

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  2. abgardeneer

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    Compare to Adelocaryum anchusoides.... although, unfortunately, that might be hard to do. (I just tried to find some pix by Googling and found none.) The plant in the photo looks similar to my plants though.
     
  3. bbop

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    Thank you for your help. I tried to find a picture of the name
    you mentioned, but, couldn't. But, I did find where your flower
    is supposed to look like a "forget-me-not", and I'm pretty sure
    it's not the same flower as yours. But thanks for trying! Hopefully,
    someone will see my pic and be able to identify the plant. I believe
    I would be able to identify the flower, if I can see a picture online.

    Blessings! Bbop
     
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  4. David in L A

    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    You should also look for it under the name Cynoglossum anchusoides.
     
  5. bbop

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    I appreciate your suggestion. I looked for it online, but that's not it, either. But thank you so much!

    Blessings,
    Bbop
     
  6. Rosemarie

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    Perhaps a type of Ruellia. I'd call it more of a purple color than blue though.
     
  7. abgardeneer

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    Perhaps it is of no help, but here's a photo of the flowers of Adelocaryum anchusoides:
     

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  8. malcolm197

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    Where do the flowers grow? If they grow on minishoots direct from the main stem between the leaf joints could be some sort of tall Campanula - if the flowers are cup or bell-shaped. The leaves are not like any Campanula I have seen but there are hundreds of plants in the genus.

    If you have had sight of the seedpods and seeds you can look on www.theseedsite.co.uk where there are illustrations of many seeds and where to find them.

    Malcolm
     
  9. bbop

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    Wow, the leaves are very similar, but the flowers are nothing alike.
    The flowers on this plant were more daisy like. I hesitate to use the
    word, 'daisy', but I don't know a better description, since I only saw
    them two times, and both while driving by. But where there are
    several tiny flowers on your stem, there was only one, and much
    deeper/brighter blue. I noticed, too, that some got a purplish look
    as they wilted. I've searched everywhere online. I may have to wait
    until they bloom next spring and then post a picture of the flowers.

    Blessings,
    Bbop
     

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