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Old 08-25-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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but it's definitely not goldenrod, or not the goldenrod I've been seeing. I got two of these plants at a native plant society sale. We had left our plants in a holding area and somehow this plant got mixed up with ours and we didn't even notice until we were home. The little tag said it was goldenrod. I don't remember what the scientific name was, nor the common name attached and I can't find the tags which I'm sure I kept. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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It might be Hibiscus coccineus:

PLANTS Profile for Hibiscus coccineus (scarlet rosemallow) | USDA PLANTS

NPIN: Hibiscus coccineus (Scarlet rose-mallow)

Floridata: Hibiscus coccineus
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thank you swamp thing! I want to find more of this stuff because I think it would be perfect in between the sweetgrass, switchgrass and bluestems that we have. It's way too tall for the area it's in. I want lower growing plants in there.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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I know you wanted a plant id but I have to tell you that one raised bed disappearing into the slope looks really interesting. I haven't noticed retaining blocks used like that before. I like it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:32 PM   #5
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I know you wanted a plant id but I have to tell you that one raised bed disappearing into the slope looks really interesting. I haven't noticed retaining blocks used like that before. I like it.
Thank you. Both of those beds are irregular in shape and size so I had to keep playing with that area until I felt the border flowed nicely.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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It flows nicely. It looks like it's flowing right out of the lawn.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:14 AM   #7
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It flows nicely. It looks like it's flowing right out of the lawn.
You're closer to the truth than you think....the beds in question are on a berm we created to make it easier to get in and out of our boat. The beds are on either side of a small path that goes up to a small bulkhead that is at the same level as the bow of the boat. I'm posting three pictures for you so you can see what the beds actually look like.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:21 AM   #8
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MaggyNoLia, your landscaping looks good. And you live on the marsh! You are a lucky duck.
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