plant identification

DocHollywood 9b Central Tucson(USDA 9b)October 9, 2012

Just curious, can anyone identify this plant for me?

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DocHollywood 9b Central Tucson(USDA 9b)

Close up pic

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 8:12PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Yes, it is vitex agnus, aka chaste tree or monk's pepper. Fantastic tree, just don't plant near a pool.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 9:28PM
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aztreelvr

The seeds (peppers) are edible and the flowers attract butterflys.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vitex tree

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 1:37PM
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mikerizzle9

That's a nice looking tree, might have to look into one.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 2:09PM
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sundrop07(9b)

A friend has one, she is always digging up seedlings that grow in abundnce. Not a problem if you pull them while small.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 7:31PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

....or don't have a wet spot for the seeds to fall into and germinate. Of course, there's always monsoons to make your yard a wet spot....

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 8:28PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

My yard is irrigated so I have seedlings pop up here and there, but I wouldn't say there's an "abundance" of them. Oddly, they almost always pop up in pots.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 2:28AM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

... where you water more often, perhaps?

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 5:29PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Probably, but I've had them come up in the driveway, so I really have no proof. On the other hand, it seems every d****d palm seed that a bird poops comes up wherever it lands. I am so sick of pulling those things up, I could spit.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 6:14PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Hey now, no spitting. Swearing and throwing things is fine, but spitting is just ... too much.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 1:32AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Well, it cursing is what you'd rather, come on over! I'm in the jungle, trying to tear out renegade lantana. Found some new words...

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 2:07PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Have a weed whacker, will travel!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 10:12PM
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