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Shepherds Tongue

Posted by MornieFl Fl9 (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 22, 11 at 19:49

Has any one here heard of Shepherd's Tongue? A friend brought me this plant it is a beautiful green and looks vaguely succulent. In the last month it has developed bent over branch tips edged in pale red. The little bell shaped ends are green and look a tiny bit like a hen and chicks just starting but are way up in the air on the ends of the arching branches.


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RE: Shepherds Tongue

I should have said "do you know what it is" I have not been able to find anything under the name I was given and would like to know what it is and what care it needs as well as any toxcity. The friend who gave it to me bought it at a flea market and was only told the Shepherd's Tongue name.


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RE: Shepherds Tongue

Could it be Shepherd's Purse (capsella bursa-pastoris)? See images below.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images - Shepherd's Purse


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I couldn't find any of the images that look remotely like it. Will try tomorrow in the daylight to take a picture and post it. That is if I can figure out how to post a pic.


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RE: Shepherds Tongue

Might it be some sort of kalanchoe?


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Could it be Kalanchoe pinnata?


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Same color green and lavender (red) on some parts but wrong shape leaf and no flowers on it. Now that some mention it, it could be some kind of kalanchoe I guess but has no flowers. The things on the end of the arching branches look like a dime sized start of "hen and chicks". Son is here so maybe he will be able to help me post the pic. The plant was bought here in Fla at a flea market.


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RE: Shepherds Tongue

Kalanchoe tomentosa?


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