tiny white and purplish/pink flowers. multiple on one stem.

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  1. CourtneyG

    CourtneyG Seedling

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    I just noticed this growing today. never have seen it before. It is growing where i have texas petunias.
    any help would be appreciated. thanks.
     
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  3. cajunbelle

    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    I don't know but it certainly is pretty.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I don't know either but like Cajunbelle it is very pretty.Maybe someone else will be along soon and can ID it for you.
     
  5. stratsmom

    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I love that last photo!! What are Texas Petunias??
    Deanna
    :-D
     



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  6. digital flower

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    The flower looks a bit like a Cherry blossom. Maybe look under Flowering Almond (Prunus glandulosa 'Rosa Plea'). It usually grows more like a shrub around here so it is just a guess.
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    It appears to have the Poppy leaves , Oriental poppy is like that with jaggy like on the leaf?????

    It is very nice.

    b
     
  8. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    From what I can see in your photograph it looks as though the stems of the plant are woody. It may very well be an small variety of ornamental cherry tree that is blooming. Some of them only grow to a few feet high so it could be a young sapling.
     
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    digital flower Seedling

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    I'm really not sure but I would also like to know what a Texas Petunia is.
     
  10. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Me too and I'm from Texas.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Texas Superstar isn't the name of the plant, it is a designation...plants that grow well under the hot, drought conditions you find in Texas, are labeled 'Texas Superstars' by a committee at Texas A & M University.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Soooo is there a specific Texas petunia then Toni because I coudn't find one on the net at all?
     
  14. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have never seen one either. The Mexican Petunia is probably the closest there is since the growing conditions in Mexico and parts of Texas are pretty identical. And it is the most common one found in nurserys and garden centers here.
    Since the common names can be very confusing, I would bet that somewhere along the line someone didn't like calling it the Mexican Petunia and started calling it the Texas Petunia.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You're probably right Toni. Over here we do the same thing with common plant names - change them to suit ourselves!!! :rolleyes:
     
  16. glendann

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    I love my Mexican Petunia.It is a big show off .Mine it coming back sprouting out.I was wondering if maybe that was what they were calling a Texas Petunia and I bet your right toni.
     

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