Mystery Plant

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  1. Jul 15, 2014 #1

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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:

    Any ideas?

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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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    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:confused:
     
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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 thiought the leaves looked a little like oak so I google something like oak weed flower and came up with the weed site which has oak in the name. Lucky.
     
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    That's what I get for trying to be fancy and and google a picture. A simple word description does the trick. Nice pickup on tuning in on the short flower life, neal.
     
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    Can you help me with my mystery plant too?

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    How about this one?
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    That's Oldog with a new trick.:beer:
     
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    Passion flower. :D
     
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    ...ha...ha :cool:
     
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    When an artist is teaching students to draw pansies, do not lean over and say," all the yosemite sams should be the right way up" oops

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    Yeah, I shoulda known all the wise guys would show up........
     
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    Thought I would drop by with pic of the weed that grows at my house.

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