what is it??

akurcanMay 4, 2009

Found this on a hike... has droopy lavender flowers on it, not sure if the pods start out large and bulbous, or tight and spiky...

Any help is appreciated!

Here she is:


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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Well, That is one strange plant and I've never seen anything like it before.

You might try asking on Name That Plant Forum if you don't get an answer here.

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Here is a link that might be useful: Akur2233's unknown plant pic

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 9:49AM
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lady_6(z6 KY)

What type of area was it growing in,boggy,woody,open field? I haven't seen any of those in this area. I would love some seeds if you collect any LMK, maybe we can trade some seeds.


    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 12:23PM
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Looks a bit like Gomphocarpus, in the Asclepiadaceae family.

Was this flowering recently? I wouldn't expect this plant to flower until late summer.

Gomphocarpus physocarpus

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 7:09PM
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