Plant ID if possible please

shiollie(z5 MI)February 27, 2007

Hi, I bought this plant in N.W. Tennessee this weekend but it did not have a tag, I am not even sure that it is tropical, but I would appreciate any help... The underside of the immature leaves are purple which fades as the leaf matures. The trunk is very woody. Thanks!!

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trini1trini

This looks like a Polyscias species but I am not sure.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2007 at 6:26PM
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shiollie(z5 MI)

Thank you trini,I did a search on Polyscias and this does not seem to be in the Ginger family. These leaves are very round with just a slight bit of serration at the leaf edge.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2007 at 9:08AM
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bodiggly

Polyscias are not in the ginger family.
They are also referred to as Aralias.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2007 at 11:48AM
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shiollie(z5 MI)

oops! I stand corrected :) I must have read the website wrong. I posted this over on the "name that plant" forum also. I would have only posted it over there but I forgot it was there!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2007 at 12:14PM
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h0uzz(7.625)

I think Trini's ID looks right.

BTW Trini, I was born in Woodbrook, grew up in Maraval. Now I'm shoveling 3" snow off meh deck!

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 2, 2007 at 12:37AM
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shiollie(z5 MI)

Yep, trini was right, it is a
"Polycias Scutellaria" Thank you to all!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2007 at 4:29PM
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barbcoleus(z10 Cape Coral,Fl)

That's a mighty cute bi color cat there too!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2007 at 5:41PM
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