Guess the plant (non-orchid)

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  1. Jun 7, 2011 #1

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    Anyone have a guess what this leaf goes to? :evil: It grows great here!

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    Looks like cannabis hey!!?! Jean
     
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    Schefflera elegantissima (False Aralia). :wink:
     
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    Hibiscus coccineus - actually it is grown in Japan too, but no body smokes it :rollhappy:
     
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    I agree Tom. It's native to areas in Louisiana.
     
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    :rollhappy::rollhappy::rollhappy:LOL

    Ramon:)
     
  7. Jun 7, 2011 #7

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    Oh man. That was too quick. Had at least one person going though! :) Tom wins the prize- Hibiscus coccineus. It is also known as water hibiscus. I grow it in a bog behind our small pond- very wet, very bright, very fertilized. It is one of my favorite non-orchids in our landscape. It gets HUGE (dinner plate size), glossy crimson flowers that last only a day. Looks sorta like this...

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    By corydors at 2011-06-06

    Last year, the plant was only about 4 feet tall. In fall, it died back to a couple woody sticks and came back strong in March with double the number of main "trunks". It is now over six feet tall.

    Got it at a local nursery (Lukas, Oviedo, FL). Several pond stores offer them online, although most say they only get 3 feet tall. Supposed to be hardy in zones 5-12. I highly recommend this plant!!!

    The bog is way overgrown with equisetum (horsetail rush), Colocasia Mojito, and Colocasia illustris to house any cp's though.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 #8

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    Yep,have one. It's also known as Texas Star Hibiscus:)
     
  9. Jun 7, 2011 #9

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    Wow..!!! Your 'druggie' plant sure is pretty.. :D That's such a huge hibiscus bloom...
     
  10. Jun 7, 2011 #10

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    Just because a leaf is palmate and cutleaf, doesn't mean its smokable.....some people :poke:



    :rollhappy::rollhappy::rollhappy:
     
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    Nice! I had one of these growing on my bit of Florida swampland many, many, many moons ago. I loved it!
     
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    That's a different leaf from most of the other (though limited) hybiscus species I've seen. Most are closer to Maple like, or even less palmate than this species.

    Very cool.
     
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    Actually, you can smoke any plant. Unfortunately many of them will kill you for your effort!
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    Aw c'mon, Ernie. Its just a camouflage!
     
  15. Jun 7, 2011 #15

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    Darn. You got me. :)
     
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    Yep! I had one of those a few years ago.
     
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    Oooo, the flower is really nice.
     
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    Ernie have you seen the alba variety? It's a pure white with lighter colored leaves and stem.It's just as stunning as this one.

    Actually I've heard stories about people who tried to smoke this particular species. A quick trip to the hospital along with a swollen, burning mouth... Let's just say I think they learned their lesson.
     
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    I think the next line is, "and god wept..."

    I doubt they learned their lesson. I remember back in '96 when I was walking the Appalachian Trail, there were 2 young pot heads who had run out of their most recent score (a tough thing to do in the backwoods of Maine if you don't have a car). I came upon them smoking something. As I approached one asked, "hey man, is this catnip, I think it's catnip. It tastes good." I recommended that after finishing that he should proceed to try various things just for the hell of it. "Go for it man, smoke the woods." Last time I saw him he was still alive.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2011 #20

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    I learned to use a smokes roller on dry roasted peanut halves of all things. :) Worked pretty well. Not enough air got through and it just sorta smoked a lot. Maybe if they were crushed???

    Anyway, GOTTA FIND AN ALBINO Water Hibiscus!! The gotta expand the bog!!! (or learn to prune them down w/o losing buds)
     

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