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Aug. 28th, 2010

Can anyone ID this beautiful purple flower? It is about 2 1/2 - 3 inches across.







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thagirion
Aug. 29th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
I remember seeing this on your journal. Sorry I didn't respond. Do you know if it's a native? I'll look through my Florida book and see if I can find anything.

Ah, found it rather quickly. Giant Milkweed Calotropis gigantea. Here is a site with pics and a little info. Not much though.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67012/

Edited at 2010-08-29 02:54 am (UTC)
earthmother45
Aug. 29th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
That's it, Des. Thanks. Someone over in the gardening community said it might be related to the milkweed, but I have never seen one this huge before. It is so gorgeous! So many twists and turns of the flower.
thagirion
Aug. 29th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
No prob. Glad to help. I had to respond since you posted to my community. I need to catch up on my gourd one. Been gaming again. :P
earthmother45
Aug. 29th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
I figured you were into the games. Carry on and keep doing what you love to do.
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