Need help identifying this plant

Started by Jennifer Bailey, June 26, 2022, 04:54:53 PM

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Jennifer Bailey

Strap-like leaves. Flowers open towards the end of the day and then close up over night.

David Pilling

Right click in Chrome -> Google lens -> search (in other words do a Google image search) reveals lots of similar flowers, but more information needed like wild or cultivated, or location, centre of flower close up.

Jennifer Bailey

Google lens, Candide and other all gave me different results and none of them seem to be a good fit. I can't tell much about it provenance because it is from a seed I got in a mixed packet from Plant World Seed. That is why I was hoping to get some better starting pointers from this group.

Martin Bohnet

Inaturallist isn't helpful either - but you could help us with some pictures of leaves and general habitus.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Jennifer Bailey

Here are the leaves and the structure of the inflorescence.

Diane Whitehead

Plant World Seeds lists all the species included in their mixed packets.  Have you checked with them?
Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate  warm dry summers, mild wet winters  70 cm rain,   sandy soil


A guess -- One of the South American Sisyrinchiums.
Eugene Zielinski
Prescott Valley, Arizona

Jennifer Bailey

Thanks Diane - I did indeed try that. It was a few years ago and the description at that time said - includes seeds that we otherwise don't offer and come from some special gardens - you may get a surprise or two. This certainly seems to be one of them. I have checked all of the ones they listed.

Dennis Kramb

Quote from: EZielinski on June 30, 2022, 12:01:38 PMA guess -- One of the South American Sisyrinchiums.

Sisyrinchium palmifolium looks like a close match.  Compare to the photos on JC Raulston Arboretum's page.

Jennifer Bailey

Thanks Dennis - I will look into that further and see if we have a match.