plant identification

feathertrader(z8 AL)June 10, 2008

Can anyone suggest a site or possibly help with identification of a flower.

I have a somewhat invasive flower coming up in my yard that is growing in semi-shade/light sun.

Plant stalk will grow to approx. 3ft

One stalk, stems opposite of one another. Large heart shaped leaves, approx. 8 inches wide.

The plant will come out with a purplish globe or rather cluster of flowers resembling a semi-globe. When in full bloom, the flowers are pink. The cluster of star like flowers will last a few days, but the foliage is quit pretty.

Seems to had really taken off since I've increased watering in this area. Wish I had a camera to take a photo but do not.

Any site suggestions or ideas appreciated.

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I wonder if it could be Clerodendrum.

Sometimes the Name that Plant forum on garden web can help id something even with just a good description.

Here is a link that might be useful: Some pictures

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 11:04PM
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feathertrader(z8 AL)

Esh - thank you, that was it!!! I have poured over various plant books I've had, searched internet and had forgotten how great everyone is on Gardenweb. Its been a while since I've been on the site.
Thank you again.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 9:04PM
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If you want to get rid of it you can send some to me LOL
all I get are Elm trees growing everywhere....


    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 9:37PM
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Your County Ag Office is also a great place to start . They are on the web or you can take a branch or plant in to them and they usually can ID it on the spot . Your tax dollars at work !

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 8:39AM
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my mother called it a "Mexicali Rose" and it is invasive - spouts everywhere, but easy to pull up.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 5:32PM
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