carphephorus odoratissimus (Vanillaleaf, Deer's Tongue)

hunzo(6)August 18, 2008

I would like to grow this plant in my flower garden but I am having a difficult time finding seeds. Can anyone help?

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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

Google it.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 10:51AM
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hunzo(6)

"google it" has been done before posting here. A source for this plant is not as easy to find as one might think. Finding information on the plant is easy but finding the actual plant or seeds has been unsucessful so far. That is why I posted the query here to get some help locating seeds or a live plant. With all do respect "google it" is not much help in this situation.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 3:35PM
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foolyap(z5 MA)

This place sells Carphephorus corymbosus seed separately, and C. odoratissimus as part of a wildflower mix.

http://www.floridawildflowers.com/seed.htm

Perhaps if you called them, they might either be able to sell you some of the latter specially?

BTW, when I googled that Latin name, I found one site suggesting that Trilisa odoratissima is another name for it? Perhaps that's a different plant entirely, but I wonder if there's been a recent renaming of it? If so, perhaps the name Trilisa odoratissima might also be fruitful to search for?

--Steve

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 7:47PM
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hunzo(6)

Foolyap (Steve),

Thanks, but I already contacted floridawilflowers.com before submitting my original post. They, indeed, include the C. odoratissimus in the mix however the seeds are gathered all together from a field of wildflowers that includes C. odoratissimus but the seeds are not gathered by individual species. Also, the name Trilisa odoratissima is an older name for the same plant and I have persued that thread as well.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 1:03PM
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terrene(5b MA)

You could try posting a request on the Seed Exchange forum, or search the Exchange lists of Gardenweb members. Somebody here might have the seeds for this plant. Many traders are willing to share seeds if you send a SASBE (self-addressed stamped bubble envelope).

Here is a link that might be useful: GardenWeb Member Exchange Pages

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 7:39PM
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hunzo(6)

terrene,

Thanks, I have posted a seed request as you suggested.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 2:31PM
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fatamorgana2121

I asked Dr. Google and he gave me the link below. It's a nursery that listed this plant on their available list. The list is from 2007 but you could contact them or read through their website for more info.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: Full Moon Natives

    Bookmark   September 19, 2008 at 6:13PM
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hunzo(6)

FataMorgana,

Thanks, I saw their list and I e-mailed Full Moon Natives over a month ago. They did not respond. I e-mailed again today. Perhaps I'll have to phone them.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2008 at 8:03PM
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wildflowergranny

If you are still interested I have some seeds from last year or can possibly send you a small transplant.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 4:48PM
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hunzo(6)

Wildflowergranny,

Yes, I'm still interested. Send what you're able. I have a PayPal account and can compensate your costs. Either or both would be greatly appreciated.

Advance Thanks,

Hunzo

    Bookmark   January 29, 2009 at 3:00PM
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jgr1974

Hello,

Wondering if you have any more you could spare? I would like to have some of this as well, hard to find!!!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 10:00PM
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jgr1974_hotmail_com

anyone ever come up with seeds for this plant? I would love to have some to make a nice blending herb for tobacco

    Bookmark   March 14, 2011 at 11:54PM
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jharnage7_aol_com

I'd like to purchase some seeds and or plants. My family were old-time harvesters of deer tongue. Sold to traveling salesmen. Good for tobacco blend, allergies, and fever. Have Pay Pal. Thank you.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 9:24AM
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