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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:26 pm   Post subject: Its a very pretty heart shaped vine ?Please ID this plant


Shanna and Cheyenne brought me these pods back from DelRio.They were told it was fron a tree that blooms beautiful blue flowers.
I think it is a vine.This is the way I got it and then went from there.
This pod is so hard I had to use a hammer and lightly tap it until it opened.





This seed is just as hard.I wrapped them in wet paper towel because they have to be clipped but to hard to clip until softened up for about 2 or 3 weeks in the wet towel . They start swelling and are easier to clip.They sprout after they or clipped really fast.






At first it looked like a little tree but then it looks like a runner after a while.











Leaf up close





I hope someone can ID it .




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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:03 pm   


The leaves look a lot like what we call bindweed Glenda. However, if the plant has blue flowers then it's obviously not that!! Could they maybe be morning glory seeds? Confused

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:00 pm   


Look at the seed Eileen .Thats not a Morning Glory seed.

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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:13 pm   


It's a pretty thing. Seems to grow pretty well
Deanna
Very Happy

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Droopy


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Western Norway
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:09 pm   


How intriguing! I really wonder what kind of seed they've picked up. The baby plant could look a lot different from a grown species, I guess.

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Glyptostroboides
Scotland
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:31 pm   


I would agree with eileen - it looks like Japanese knotweed, an extremely invasive plant which is a real problem here. Although I have to say, it could be a variety of Convolvulus, very pretty flowers in a variety of colours but often just as invasive! Neutral

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fish_4_all
Zone 8-9 Washington
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:10 pm   


To me it looks like a wild pea or bean. The pod looks like it might have had a "seam" that could have been opened while still green and the seed inside looks like a bean or a wild pea. I am gonna do some searching to see if I can come up with anything close.

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fish_4_all
Zone 8-9 Washington
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:37 pm   


Amphicarpa bracteata, hog peanut.

Doesn't look quite right yet but might be the main stem that you have now and it might get some similar leaf patterns then like many beans do.

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:35 am   


American Hog Peanut is also known as ... Fruit: The upper flowers form flat pods with several seeds.
The seed pods are not flat at all.I just don't know.

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Droopy


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Western Norway
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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:38 am   


Is the seed all red, or does it have a black zone, glendann?

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cajunbelle

zone 8b Louisiana
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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:57 pm   


Texas Mountain Laurel

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~harms/MtLaurel.html

I don't know what's in your pot, maybe a stray seed was in your soil, but I would keep it and see what it is.

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:16 pm   


Sharon Thank You so much .It is the same seed.I started this in a paper towel.It had a long root when I planted it and left the red seed out of the groundand it cracked open and this grew out of it.It has to be a mixed plant.I did another seed from the same pod and it is different. It has me scratching my head.

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songlim18


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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:29 am   


Glendann - I look up NParks FloraWeb and it looks like Houttuynia cordata. Common name: Chameleon Plant, Heartleaf, Fishwort. Plant shape: Shrubby. Plant description: Creeping shrub, 30-60cm height. Leaves heart-shaped, emits strong fishy odour when bruised, due to presence of sulphurous compounds. Flowers white. Young shoots eaten as salad and garnish in Vietnam. Whole plant is antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Leaves and stems used as decoctions to strengthen immune system, treat cancer and coughs. This plant is grouped under Aquatic plants. Does it match?

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