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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Name That Plant!


Can you identify this plant? We shot this shrub in California in June of 2005 . It was at the entrance of an airplane museum at Edward's Air Force Base.


17 comments :

  1. I looked at it again and agree with tina above=a vitex or we call it Chaste Tree Lilac

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  2. It does look like one of my butterfly bushes...

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  3. It is Beautiful, whatever it is. Looks similar to a butterfly bush that we had at a prior home.
    Does it attract butterflies??

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  4. That's pretty gorgeous. Is it a Vitex?

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  5. I won't confirm it yet but here are the two guesses so far:

    Vitex or Chaste Tree
    Butterfly Bush


    I can see where people might think either one of these.

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  6. The leaves on my puter look a little like rosemary too. Wish I was smelling it and looking closer at the leaf.

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  7. I think the Butterfly bush some are suggesting is Buddleia davidii and that's an intelligent guess, but I'm pretty sure this is Vitex agnus-castus.

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  8. So far now we have:

    Butterfly Bush
    Vitex
    Rosemary
    Audrey II

    Well I suppose everyone should have a name why not Audrey II. One question, who was Audrey the First? ;)

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  9. You've obviously never seen the movie Little Shop of Horrors. Audrey II was the name of the man-eating plant voiced by Leo Stubbs of the Four Tops. Audrey I was the ditzy flower arranger at the flower shop the plant was named after!

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  10. Looks like ceanothus to me.

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  11. Could this be some type of sage?

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  12. Oh that Audrey! I haven't seen or heard anything about Little Shop of Horrors in years. Didn't catch the reference. :)

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  13. If it is Southern California my guess is Salvia leucantha.....
    purple sage....did you smell the crushed leaves?
    Rees Cowden
    No Brown Thumbs

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  14. Is this plant a Buddleia "Blue Chip"

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