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Posted: 7/21/2013 8:47:32 PM EST
Any idea what this plant is? It's growing in a neglected little flower bed on the side of my house. Plant's about 12" high and this beautiful little blossom is about the size of a quarter.

Link Posted: 7/21/2013 8:55:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 8:58:17 PM EST
It's that new "Spicy Marijuana". Hide yo' dawg.

Seriously, it looks kind of like a type of mint.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 8:58:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 8:59:25 PM EST
Juvenile triffid.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 9:04:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GarandM1:
It's that new "Spicy Marijuana". Hide yo' dawg.

Seriously, it looks kind of like a type of mint.
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I thought it looks like mint too but crushed a leaf and no mint smell. Those blooms are incredibly tiny. Really have no idea what it is.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 9:19:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 9:22:25 PM EST
Not sure but they have them here. And they are pretty.

IMG_4213 by emopunker2004, on Flickr
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 9:24:09 PM EST
I'm sticking with my guess of Verbena. It comes in dozens of different colors and multi colors, sizes and shapes. To say "Verbena" is akin to identifying a photo of an AR-15 as a "rifle".


Link Posted: 7/21/2013 10:02:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Barney_Calhoun:
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Verbena family it seems. Lantana


Verbena Hybrida:

Lantana Camara version 1:

Lantana Camara version 2:

I'm with Barney. Probably Verbena of the type Lantana Camara. It's not like I know anything about this stuff though...
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 10:09:37 PM EST
Ahhh.. Lantana...

I bet that's it.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 1:06:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 1:49:56 AM EST
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They are pretty hardy and will grow totally neglected and abused and still look good to spite you. Feed it a bit and it should really take off.

Humming birds and butterfly's love them.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 1:59:12 AM EST
That particular mixed color bloom is the wild and native lantana that grows all over Texas. You see them in open fields and vacant lots in urban areas. I have viewed them from the East Texas Piney woods out to Big Bend National Park out West. Extremely drought tolerant and grows best in full sunlight. Some grow to 5 feet tall and 3 feet around. The nursery business has bred dozens of new colors and even miniatures.
Ask a man who's been in the nursery business/farming for 43 years......
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:17:50 PM EST
I should have recognized it, but the color of the bloom threw me. Almost all the lantana I've ever seen has pure yellow / gold blooms. I wonder if the plant being mostly shaded could cause the white / pink / purpleish bloom?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 11:48:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:00:43 AM EST
Yep, there called "Ham & Eggs" here to.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:03:29 AM EST
And yet another Arfcom mystery is solved.

Tune in next week where we will be discussing the differences between buffalo and bison.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:19:39 AM EST
Yep. Lantana. We have 3 of them in front of our house. Every fall I cut them all the way down to the ground. Right now they are standing about 3.5' tall. Almost impossible to kill too.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:38:09 AM EST
Lantana – it's a noxious weed. Toxic to cattle, sheep, goats, etc.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:41:19 AM EST
That's a possum.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:44:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:44:42 AM EST
lantana - we have that exact variety growing in our yard.
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