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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 04 / 2016

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southwest

  • City

    Houston

  • State

    Texas

  • Posted by

    1016newday

Notes:

Typically 3 simple lanceolate leaves coming off a dark red fleshy stem with a cluster of red small soft seed-like “flowers” at the tip. Sprang up in the middle of an azalea bed growing very quickly over no more than 3 or 4 months to a height of 8 feet

Comments

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    The flowers are not so clear to be certain.But the whorl leaves, I’m guessing yours might be a type of the Firebush plants (Hamelia), maybe the Florida native one H. patens var. patens? There are some confusion over the Forida native, non-natives & hybrid types. Link below with more information on the genus. If this is not that, make new post with close-up photo of fully open flowers. Best wishes! http://www.floridanativenurseries.org/info/plants/the-hamelia-mess/

    August 5th, 2016 at 2:46pm

  • sfadl Unregistered says:

    This plant reminds me of Pokeweed (Phytolacca Americana.) Beautiful magenta stems, fast growing, herbaceous native plant in the eastern USA. Grows up to 10 ft. tall. Not sure if that’s what yours is, but Pokeweed puts down a deep tap root, is invasive and perennial, and is difficult to eradicate. It is very exotic looking and reminiscent of a primordial-type plant. The flowers are in hanging clusters and turn from tiny white flowers to green, then black, berries. Birds like them. It is also toxic. see Ohio State website oardc.ohio-state.edu

    August 5th, 2016 at 12:24pm

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