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TimMeyers2 Myrtle spurge, Donkey tail
Myrtle spurge, Donkey tail commented on by TimMeyers2 Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, Tromelin Island9 years ago

Also, my Euphorbia myrsinites appears very woody in the bottom half of the stems, after a few years' growth.

TimMeyers2 Myrtle spurge, Donkey tail
Myrtle spurge, Donkey tail commented on by TimMeyers2 Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, Tromelin Island9 years ago

Karen, I am certain you are correct. It looks very similar to Euphorbia myrsinites, though the leaves are slightly longer. The flowers are a real giveaway.

TimMeyers2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by TimMeyers2 Lat: 18.10 Lon: -65.449 years ago

This looks like it belongs in the Asclepias family.

TimMeyers2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by TimMeyers2 بني سويف, Egypt9 years ago

Flowers in the Fabaceae family are so gorgeous in detail, but are often overlooked for their sometimes small size. This is a great spotting.

TimMeyers2 Wild Bushbean
Wild Bushbean commented on by TimMeyers2 Kendall, Florida, USA9 years ago

This flower looks like it belongs in the Fabaceae family.

TimMeyers2 Myrtle spurge
Myrtle spurge commented on by TimMeyers2 Derby, Kansas, USA9 years ago

I have a spotting of Myrtle spurge, as well. It is considered invasive in some areas, while in other areas it is readily available for landscape use. I hope this is in your garden or otherwise readily accessible to you. Its inflorescences are a gorgeous chartreuse in springtime.

TimMeyers2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by TimMeyers2 New York, USA9 years ago

I really enjoy these "wild" honeysuckles. They are actually an invasive species, but make nice hedges. They often have orange berries instead of red.

TimMeyers2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by TimMeyers2 Fresno, California, USA9 years ago

Start with Hibiscus- it is a large genus with over two-hundred species.

TimMeyers2 Golden Tortoise Beetle
Golden Tortoise Beetle commented on by TimMeyers2 Karnataka, India9 years ago

I think the Tortoise Beetle would fit in the mimetic animals mission, too. I am not a biologist, but I would hypothesize that the appearance of the beetle protects it from predators who might not be able to digest a small tortoise.

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TimMeyers2 Periwinkle surrounded by Lilly of the Valley
Periwinkle surrounded by Lilly of the Valley commented on by TimMeyers2 Maine, USA9 years ago

The periwinkle are also surrounded by Lily of the Valley, Convallaria majalis.

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