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Name that Plant – Because We Can't!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 31st

Mystery plant

Know what this plant is? Good! Please tell us! It sprouted on its own in one of our raised beds in our Heritage Garden and we don’t know what it is.  It’s just over six feet tall and the newer leaves are fuzzy on both the top and bottom of the leaf.  The older leaves are rough. We haven’t seen any flowers on it yet. You can click the photos for larger images or come by and see the plant for yourself – it’s right outside the ticket office.

If you’re the first to correctly identify the plant for us (post your answer as a comment on this blog or on Facebook) and we’ll give you a FREE firespike plant. Previous winners, no matter how recently they won, are eligible for this contest.

Mystery plant - bottom of leaf on left side, top of leaf on right.

Mystery plant leaves

Firespike are great butterfly plants.  I’ll post more about them in the next few days, but here are a few pictures…

Firespike flower - win this plant by identifying our mystery plant.

Win this butterfly plant by identifying our mystery plant.

7 Responses

  1. Kathleen Garry Says:

    is definitely a Brittaphorbia soderqvistii

    Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 2:12 pm

  2. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Says:

    No, but that would be a good name for a plant!

    Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 2:31 pm

  3. Linda Parker Says:

    Could it possibly be a milkweed plant?

    Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 1:06 am

  4. Megan Kissinger Says:

    Could it possibly be a sweet almond tree (Amygdalus communis) ? Since no one’s guessed yet, I’m taking a stab.

    Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

  5. GreenConnection Says:

    Looks like Salvia involucrata.

    Posted on May 22nd, 2011 at 1:42 am

  6. david Says:

    I have the same plant volunteered in my backyard Miami, did anyone identify it yet? Pls inform

    Mom wants me to pull it out and I want to know what it is first. It is the exact same plant you ask about and it has alot of downy seeds now 8ft tall. I had thought it was a Joe Pye relative but now doubt that.

    Posted on July 11th, 2014 at 10:32 am

  7. carmen lojo Says:

    hi! i hope you already found the name of the plant… it looks like a guava tree to me!

    Posted on April 16th, 2016 at 3:19 pm

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