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Plant ID?

Posted by RetiredFlorida 9 (floridabeachportraits@gmail.com) on
Sat, Nov 17, 12 at 20:21

These beauties are blooming all over town and I have admired a strand for some time. This plant gets tall as you can see, growing taller than adjacent homes.

Darren


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Common name is Mexican Sunflower.


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It's tithonia diversifolia. Common names are Mexican sunflower (as trini1 suggested) or tree marigold.


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Thank you trini1 and juneroses. While you're here, I saw this blooming on the roadside in West Tampa the other day and I've never seen anything quite like this.

Darren


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  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSL,Fl (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 18, 12 at 7:07

It is a ginger. There are many that start off looking like this. Easy to grow. :o)


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Thanks Katkin, I had no idea there were so many types of ginger. Heck, I even found out that a beautiful little plant I have by my entryway is a ginger, Siam Tulip.

The one in the picture looks like a pine cone ginger.

Darren


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I have something called 'Spiral ginger' that looks exactly like the 2nd pic - it's incredibly vigorous & rather tall. If you leave a piece of the stalk laying on the ground, it seems to sprout in no time.


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Thanks Carolb. Good to know, I may have to go back and get a piece, it was growing roadside in a wooded area, perhaps a little wet. Hope it is blooming when I go back to see it.

Darren


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