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Old 07-14-2014, 08:15 PM  
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This plant is growing in a large unused pot in our driveway. We have no idea what it is, but the flowers only seem to open for a hour or so before disappearing:

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Try this.
http://www.oakleafgardening.com/problems/identify-a-weed/



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Thanks neal. nice try, but I got no results there. I heard about Leafsnap but that appears to be only trees.

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You can google a photo. It would be interesting to crop out the flower and google it to see what you get as results. I would try it but its some messing around on an iPhone. I once googled a photo of my face and it came back with people that looked like me and one was me. It was a holy crap moment. The Internet scares me sometimes.


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boy do I have to do everything?

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I did try google from my desktop computer, but I didn't isolate a leaf. The results that it returned were useless. It returned 16 pictures of various kinds, and when I clicked on any of them it brought me to the same endless photo search. They just throw the sh*t at you and you might as well just get walk around and look at gardens yourself.

Maybe I'd get better results if I isolated a leaf or flower.

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like this ...............
I just googleed short lived flowers and went to images

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Awesome dude! That is exactly it. Wonder where it came from? Its a long way from NZ to NJ

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I should have known what it was, I have a hibiscus that dies right off and dosn't start growing until the middle of June. It grows 7 ft by Sept. and has hugh red flowers for two days and then it's gone for the winter.

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I don't know how you did this, but it's definitely a keeper.


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