Does anyone have a clue as to what plant this is?

meyermike_1micha(5)February 18, 2012

Well, I finally had to ask since here is where all the smart brains are:-)

A good friend who fought in World War 1 had given me this baby from a mother plant he got from the Mediterranean Sea while he was there. The mother plant is beautiful and I hope that mine turns out the same. The leaves are so soft, they almost feel like silk.

He told me it was in the succulent family, but not sure. If I had only written the name down when he told me. He is no longer around:-(

Thank you

Mike

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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

Does Sinningia ring a bell? I can't say which species it might be, but will let you know if I find it-and someone else hasn't chimed in.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2012 at 11:17AM
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chaparralgirl(Sonoran Desert (CA))

Whatever it is, it's beautiful.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2012 at 11:34AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Well I may be crazy, but I want to guess Aeonium?

Never saw a silky, furry one & want to ask if there are tiny teeth on the edges of the leaves? It also looks somewhat thin -leafed for a succulent, but something in its growth habit & manner of branching. Nice plant, I like its entire outline/ profile/silhouette.

Curious??

    Bookmark   February 18, 2012 at 2:25PM
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chaparralgirl(Sonoran Desert (CA))

PG: I was think Aonium at first, too, but the leaves do look too thin and delicate to be a succulent. I also wonder if there are any Aeoniums indigenous to Europe.

*CG*

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 1:23AM
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caudex1

It's a woody perennial of some sort. I've seen it before but don't recall the name.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 6:06AM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

No, I don't, but it sure is lovely.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 2:18PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

I FIGURED IT OUT! I found the tag. Thanks for trying though everyone!

It is a Asteriscus sericeus.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 3:34PM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

Glad to hear you found the name, Mike...AND that you came back to tell us! Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 3:46PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Thank you Rosemarie:-)

I can't wait to see it flower too. It has teh softest leaves I have ever felt. I think it will make a great specimen as it gets older.

Mike

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 2:11PM
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hanzrobo(11)

I'm glad you figured it out, Mike. I hadn't chimed in because I had no clue. It's a beautiful plant. I found some decent info on it at San Marcos, I'll provide the link below.

How's the heel?

Here is a link that might be useful: Canary Island Sunflower at San Marcos

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 6:07PM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

Is it a succulent or sunflower or am I just confused?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 1:45PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Wow mike that one needs to show in the alphabet A show today! It is a beauty.

Greg

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 2:07PM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

Penny, it is not a succulent & it is in the sunflower family. It looks like another succulent plant, though... Sinningia, with its soft leaves.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 3:04PM
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