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    06 / 09 / 2018

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    RIchard Magee


I Live in Clearwater, FL and found these plants growing in my rain gutter. I liked the leaf architecture so I nursed these plants until they were strong enoight to palnt in my yard. Sure would like to know the name of it.


  • Beverly Registered says:

    The bottom pic definitely looks like a strangler fig (a ficus). I know that because, when I lived in Miami, one planted itself next to my avocado after Andrew. Like you, I thought it looked viable but you need to get rid of it. It was a real bear to remove and lived up to its name. It will take over everything above and below ground.

    June 15th, 2018 at 8:56am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to bay laurel (laurel nobilis).

    June 14th, 2018 at 9:31am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    To my eyes these leaves maybe a species of fig (Ficus) (?) not the common fig (Ficus carica). However with out flowers it will be difficult to narrow down it exact genus. For now check out species of Ficus from this included link below, click on image to enlarge. Perhaps you could give us an update when this is more mature. Again I’m only speculating. Best wishes!

    June 14th, 2018 at 8:47am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Do the leaves smell like bay?

    June 12th, 2018 at 5:52pm

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