Can you ID these flowers?

SusieQsie_FlaApril 2, 2014

Hi y'all. I've been getting some yard-work jobs and seeing plants growing that I'm not familiar with. Of course, the owners don't have a clue, either, but I'd like to be able to help them decide if they should keep the plants or chuck them for something better.

Here's one scraggly ol' plant with purple fringe-y flowers that we need to ID.

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SusieQsie_Fla

And this one is like a vine

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 9:25PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

And this is a close-up of the flowers in pic #2.

Your help is really appreciated!

~Susie

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 9:26PM
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sweet_betsy No AL Z7(7)

Your vine looks like a mexican flame vine.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 9:35PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Thanks, Betsy - I think you're right.
I looked up the Mexican Flame Vine and this sure looks like the pictures.

I'm glad you stopped by to help me out.

~Susie

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 10:12PM
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katkin_gw

I agree the vine is Mex. Flame vine. For me it grows well in the winter, but in the summer it seems to have problems with the heat and humidity. I cut it back hard then and let it come back.

I just can't think of the name of the purple flower at the moment. It is short lived here in the summer.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 6:52AM
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hester_2009

I have the blue flower and I, too, forget the name. Blue mist?
It gets raggity but just cut it back to the ground and it will come back full. It survives cold and heat and drought, so I like it. Mine are just starting the spring flush and look good. Worth saving or moving somewhere - it does like sun.
Hester

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 10:53AM
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marly42

Your first picture looks very much Centratherum punctatum or Manaos Beauty. Hope that helps.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 3:32PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Yay, Marly and thanks for the ID! It shore does look like Manaos Beauty.

And how great that it is a butterfly attractor. And I learned something new today and can go share that info with the lady I'm taking care of her garden.

Thanks again everyone!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 9:56PM
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