This is a gardening question...Can anyone identify this flower in my front yard?

Hi Gang,

I've written on the forums before about my wife's blog. I see a new gardening category in the Sportsman's Kitchen and was wondering if anyone could identify this flower for her.
Please click on the link below. Thanks


http://jewelsinnaples.blogspot.com/2011/12/so-im-out-in-my-yard-checking-garden.html


Frank

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  • Justins DadJustins Dad Posts: 3,247 Officer
    I looked but have no idea. Looks like some sort of trumpet plant, but I really have no idea...
  • tfranko29tfranko29 Posts: 62 Deckhand
    My friend's mom has an Adubon Guide to Florida plants and animals and the plant is NOT listed in the guide. The plant itself feels a cactus/succulent, it's approx. 2 1/2 feet tall.
  • Bite N HoldBite N Hold Posts: 1,328 Officer
    It looks like the flower from an aloe or some type of Agave plant. Any pic of the plant would help alot.
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  • tfranko29tfranko29 Posts: 62 Deckhand
    Hi Bite N Hold,

    Got some more pics of the mystery plant. Many ppl have gone to the blog to look at it and no one can I.D. it. Thanks for your suggestion about it being an aloe or agave.

    http://jewelsinnaples.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-refrence-to-earlier-blog-about-plant.html

    Thanks
    Frank
  • Bite N HoldBite N Hold Posts: 1,328 Officer
    If it is coming from thse green/purple plants, those are Oyster Plants, a larger version of the "Wandering Jew" plants.
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  • tfranko29tfranko29 Posts: 62 Deckhand
    Hi Bite,

    I checked the Oyster Plant at http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/ and I think those are on the ground too. Our cactus/succ. is not connected to the Oyster.
  • fish_stixfish_stix Posts: 1,281 Officer
    Looks like an Angel's Trumpet. If so don't mess with them. Psychedelic and poisonous.
  • dougmaysdougmays Posts: 288 Officer
    i agree it looks like the flowers from a Aloe plant...but i dont see aloe in your garden.
  • RedRichRedRich Posts: 246 Deckhand
    Mother of Thousands, Mexican Hat Plant
    Kalanchoe daigremontiana - would be my quess without seeing the leaves. Somewhat invasive plant. Baby plants grow along edges of leaves.
  • RedRichRedRich Posts: 246 Deckhand
    After seeing the pictures of the whole plant it is another species of Kalanchoe called Kalanchoe delagoensis.
    Common name is chandelier plant.
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