Sunday, April 18, 2010

Roadside Plant, Intreresting....(UPDATE)

From another freecycler  who has a location in which she keeps horses, I received some cactus and this plant.  I have seen many of these plants growing in fields all around Austin.  I brought it home and potted it up and it flowered with no problem.

The plant now looks like this.  It is now trying to bloom and that is just way cool.  I am quite sure this is not one of those plants that most people go out and buy and put in their yard, but isn't that how most plants started. Ummmm.  My delima is I am trying to find a name for it or find out what family it is in.  If you have a clue, please pass it on.  My goal is to find out what each plant I have growing in my yard so that I can better care for it.  Even if the offical name is not found, if I know the family it falls in, I can at least have a better idea of what needs to be done with it.  Thanks.

Amazing, how fast this plant is growing, the photo above was from 3/29/10, the one below is 04/18/10.

UPDATE 04/16/10:  Thanks to Linda Lehmusvirta and Daphne Richards at Central Texas Gardener they were able to help me figure out what type of plant this is.  They came up with it being in the Euphorbia family.  I did a Google search for "Euphorbia, Texas" and I looked through some of the photos and BAM there it was Snow On the Prairie.  I am so happy to find out what it is so that I can know what care it needs to keep it alive.  It is a ntative Texas wildflower.  Thanks Linda and Daphne, really appreciate it.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could help you. It is very pretty, but I am stumped.



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