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what is it??

Posted by akur2233 OH (My Page) on
Mon, May 4, 09 at 16:50

Found this on a hike... has droopy lavender flowers on it, not sure if the pods start out large and bulbous, or tight and spiky...

Any help is appreciated!

Here she is:

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RE: what is it??

Well, That is one strange plant and I've never seen anything like it before.

You might try asking on Name That Plant Forum if you don't get an answer here.

By the way, you too can make the URL clickable as I did.
First type your message and hit Preview.
You will then see the Optional Link URL box, and the Name of the Link box. Just copy your URL into the top one, and make up a name for it in the second one, Hit Preview again, and lastly Submit.



Here is a link that might be useful: Akur2233's unknown plant pic

RE: what is it??

What type of area was it growing in,boggy,woody,open field? I haven't seen any of those in this area. I would love some seeds if you collect any LMK, maybe we can trade some seeds.


RE: what is it??

Looks a bit like Gomphocarpus, in the Asclepiadaceae family.

Was this flowering recently? I wouldn't expect this plant to flower until late summer.

Gomphocarpus physocarpus

Here is a link that might be useful: Gomphocarpus

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