What plant / flower is this

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by amdm, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. amdm

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    Grows wild in my yard. Makes one flower like this. Flower is small
     

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    Margaret Active Member 10 Years

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    You might want to investigate it under begonia.
    Margaret
     
  3. K Baron

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    Possibly a tuberous begonia....? When does it flower?
     
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    Well it began flowering about a day or two . Flower wasen't showing two days ago seen it today,I live in the south of Louisiana if that helps. Also have this flower I can't find in any of my plant ID sites.
     

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    I think your new pix is that of Lathyrus odoratus, or a common sweet pea...what are you day time temp. for March?
     
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    Temps here have been in the 70's and 80's some days
     
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    Thank you both, Margaret and K Baron I looked up the names and its a match on both plants. Thanks again . :-)
     
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    Gosh ...I wish March was as warm as that here in Vancouver...
     
  9. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks more like something on the order of a vetch (Vicia) or other smaller flowered legume (there are many) to me.
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    I would say Lathyrus, but definitely not L. odoratus.
     
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    Yeah, I should've just said "smaller flowered" and left out "Vicia."
     

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