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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Can you name this plant. Reply with quote

Any one know what this is, I had to search hard for this I know what it is and I will tell you where it is growing as a prize for identification.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinkin it looks like a Brachyglotis of some sort but I don't think they would enjoy the same conditions as the gunnera and rodgersia. After a little googling I may have it , is it Olearia insignis it certainly looks like it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrong, try again
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have until Thursday to guess hint New Zeland Plant
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pachystegia insignis -Marlborough Rock Daisy... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct winner alright growing in Dublin Zoo. Well Done
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff! As we are in that part of the world, how about an ident for this plant? I used to sell them, well, correction, I had them for sale. No-one wanted to buy them though... they thought they were creepy:)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the Mouse Tail Plant, Arisarum proboscideum

Its an interesting plant.. More of a collectors item i think.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a bit of a curiosity but Ive seen them in a couple of gardens recently.
Maybe you wer not charging enough for them.
Oh Garden shop is correct.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inishindie wrote:
I used to sell them, well, correction, I had them for sale. No-one wanted to buy them though... they thought they were creepy:)


I love Arisarum proboscideum. It spreads to form large clumps of lush green leaves in a shady woodland area... yet is not invasive.
The tiny "mice" are completely hidden under the leaves.
You have to rummage to see them.

I thought it would be a wonderful teaching aid plant for children.

Double your prices, have a large pot full for display purposes, add a picture and sell as a wonderful, interesting,unusual curiosity plant!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff. I think it was the way I demonstrated how the "mice" seemed to jump out at you to customers... My selling techniques can sometimes be a bit odd.. I'd boil up sedums (stonecrop) to show people they were edible.. I generally ate them on my own.

I'll have to have a look around and see if there's anything that'll stump you.. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one.

This plant was pruned back and the white sap dripped into the pond and killed the woman's fish Sad . Any ideas what it could be?



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Euphorbia schillingii?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree Euphorbia sp.
ALL have toxic white latex sap.
Sad that it killed all the fish.

http://www.euphorbia.de/giftstart_e.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for new IDs start a different thread plz.
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