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plant identification

Posted by DocHollywood 9b (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 20:11

Just curious, can anyone identify this plant for me?


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Close up pic


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Yes, it is vitex agnus, aka chaste tree or monk's pepper. Fantastic tree, just don't plant near a pool.


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The seeds (peppers) are edible and the flowers attract butterflys.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vitex tree


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That's a nice looking tree, might have to look into one.


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A friend has one, she is always digging up seedlings that grow in abundnce. Not a problem if you pull them while small.


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....or don't have a wet spot for the seeds to fall into and germinate. Of course, there's always monsoons to make your yard a wet spot....


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My yard is irrigated so I have seedlings pop up here and there, but I wouldn't say there's an "abundance" of them. Oddly, they almost always pop up in pots.


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... where you water more often, perhaps?


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Probably, but I've had them come up in the driveway, so I really have no proof. On the other hand, it seems every d****d palm seed that a bird poops comes up wherever it lands. I am so sick of pulling those things up, I could spit.


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Hey now, no spitting. Swearing and throwing things is fine, but spitting is just ... too much.


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Well, it cursing is what you'd rather, come on over! I'm in the jungle, trying to tear out renegade lantana. Found some new words...


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Have a weed whacker, will travel!


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