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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Mystery Plant Reply with quote

Hi there! I posted up a picture of this plant back in the Spring with no luck on identifying it. It now has flowers and may be easier to figure out, I still have no idea what it is...can anyone help?! Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this found growing in Ireland, Is the main stem square, What colour are the flowers are they composite. Are the leaves opposite,is the stem hairy any scent from the flower, when was the photo taken, is it the only plant in the location, Did you buy it, any other info you can give could help.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the new very clear pics.

This has appeared twice recently on other forums.
Both people had bought it on e bay as a Venus fly trap, which very obviously it is not!


It is Sigesbeckia serrata.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigesbeckia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:4270-Sigesbeckia_serrata.jpg

See other thread here, with pics of the young imposter!

http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=27819#27819
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this growing in Ireland. Where did your friend get the seed.
My first thought was Burdock which its not.
I think it could be in the Lamiaceae family, thats where im looking at moment.
Could it be a herb related to the Balm.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Is this growing in Ireland. Where did your friend get the seed.
My first thought was Burdock which its not.
I think it could be in the Lamiaceae family, thats where im looking at moment.
Could it be a herb related to the Balm.
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Err! I thought I had id the plant as Sigesbeckia serrata. See above!

Excuse me greengage but did you look at the links I posted?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

huh. Interesting! How wierd that other people got it too...what a scam indeed. So is it kind of a weed then?!should I not let it set seed?! Thanks so much for all the help Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i looked at your links, But no picture of the plant overall, the flowers look like it but I would like a definite answer as to what it is.
I now suspect that it is Asteraceae family possibly of Australia.
I will forward your links to my sources and see what the come up with.
Maybe your right if so well done. Ill be back.......
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Yes i looked at your links, But no picture of the plant overall, the flowers look like it but I would like a definite answer as to what it is.
I now suspect that it is Asteraceae family possibly of Australia.
I will forward your links to my sources and see what the come up with.
Maybe your right if so well done. Ill be back.......



Greengage in the link in my post above it says...
Quote from wiki...

"Sigesbeckia serrata, native to South America,[7] introduced in Germany (Hamburg) at least since 1920.[11]"


Also from the same link..Quote....

"Tribe: Heliantheae. Genus: Sigesbeckia. Sigesbeckia is a genus of annual plants in the aster family. "

Further images here...

http://www.wahlens.se/vexter_halland/kerlvexter/asteraceae/bilder_asteraceae/stora/siegesbeckia_serrata_oledSTOR.jpg


http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=siegesbeckia+serrata&um=1&hl=en&biw=1263&bih=593&tbm=isch&tbnid=-mffuDvgYbJ-jM:&imgrefurl=http://www.floraargentina.edu.ar/detalleespecie.asp%3Fforma%3D%26variedad%3D%26subespecie%3D%26especie%3Dserrata%26espcod%3D574%26genero%3DSiegesbeckia%26autor%3D17%26deDonde%3D0%26letra%3DSiegesbeckia&docid=cWuKedm16pfJMM&imgurl=http://www.floraargentina.edu.ar/Imagenes/Siegesbeckia%252520serrata-FOZ-11694%252520(4).JPG&w=1083&h=670&ei=yrjfTpWbCM-j8gPsgbX8BA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=365&vpy=201&dur=195&hovh=176&hovw=286&tx=153&ty=96&sig=100295003471668589174&page=1&tbnh=88&tbnw=142&start=0&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done you are right , How did you figure it out from the pic. Have you seen this plant before.
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