Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Solanum umbilliferum and Unicorn Semps




Thanks to Chuck for the indentification of this wildflower.

Also, my Unicorn Sempervivum(hens and chicks) is really growing! Here is a picture from a month ago:

And today:

Lots of babies sprouting out! If you follow my blog you know I collect Semps. I love them and love to watch them grow. They are easy to care for and seem to have interest year around!

13 comments:

Darla said...

No clue,,,,,,,,,love your containers!!

Brenda said...

I love the hen and chicks assortment in the buckets! How cute is that! I'm a nut for hen & chicks myself. Such intricate little leaves.
Brenda

cindee said...

Hi Darla,
Thanks!

Hi Brenda,
They fill in so well and just are so fun to look at(-: Besides with all those babies you can have them growing in everything(-:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I don't have a clue either but it is kind of pretty. Love your watering can flower container.

My Little Family: said...

They look so healthy and the container is just too ta-ta for words! I posted my succulent/cactus gardne photos on Monday and they are a shame :(

tina said...

It does look like a potato flower. I have no idea what it is though.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Cindee, at first I thought the flower was Jacob's Ladder,but that doesn't bloom until June. I think it might be a type of wild phlox.
Love your hens and chicks! I have a few of those myself!

chuck b. said...

I think it looks like a potato flower too. There's a Calif. native plant called Solanum umbilliferum; this could be it. The common name is Blue Witch, which I think is cool.

cindee said...

Hi Everyone,
This plant was ID'd by Chuck it is a Solanum umbilliferum.
Thank You Chuck for solving the mystery!

Hi Hocking Hills Gardener,
Thanks!

Hi My Little Family,
I think your cactus garden is beautiful! Aren't they fun to grow!!!

Hi Tina,
Thanks for stopping by!!

Hi Chuck,
Thanks for the ID! That is what it is for sure!!!(-:

Jacque said...

Looks like i am too late to share my wisdom, love watching all the fields change color as each of the wildflowers have its time of glory!~Jacque

WiseAcre said...

I'd have never guessed what that wildflower was since it's not anything that grows around here.

Blue Witch Nightshade is too a cool name.

Teri C said...

Hi Cindee, I saw your note on Cactus Monday. I have been on vacation thus the late note, but early enough before Cactus Monday :)

We would love to have you join us on Cactus Monday. Let me know and I will post a note with my post tomorrow.

cindee said...

Hi Jacque,
Thanks for stopping by!!!
I am sure I will have more unknown flowers to identify coming up(-:

Hi WiseAcre,
I really liked the name too(-: Blue Witch sounds very interesting(-:

Hi Teri C,
I would love to join you on Cactus Mondays(-: I am going to get out and get come pictures right now!