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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:59 PM

A sedum is taking over, could you help me ID the plant?



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Reply A sedum is taking over, could you help me ID the plant? (Original post)
alfredo Feb 2017 OP
forgotmylogin Feb 2017 #1
alfredo Feb 2017 #3
MMTampa Feb 2017 #2
alfredo Feb 2017 #4
alfredo Feb 2017 #5
Curmudgeoness Feb 2017 #6
alfredo Feb 2017 #7
Curmudgeoness Feb 2017 #8
alfredo Feb 2017 #9

Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:09 PM

1. The tops kind of look like artichokes (they're not)

My grandparents always had plants that look slightly like the top of those and they called them "roosters and hens" or "hens and chicks" or something, but they never grew so long.



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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:18 PM

3. I planted my Hens and Chicks in a strawberry pot.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:20 PM

2. In Florida. . .

That is called Serpents Spine ( yeah, nice). Your are correct in calling it sedum, it is in the Succulents family.

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Response to MMTampa (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:18 PM

4. Thank you. That will help me dig up more info on them.

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Response to MMTampa (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:23 PM

5. Euphorbia myrsinites AKA Donkey Spine

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:10 PM

6. A warning

Use gloves when you touch that. I have it in my garden and it is lovely, but if I get any of the sap on my skin, I get really bad irritation.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 08:59 PM

7. Thanks. The irritating sap is found in many plants.

I used to have to boil milkweed three times to remove the latex. Pencil actually also has an irritating sap.

I don't know why I even tried growing pencil cactus. They are ugly.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:06 PM

8. Actually, this is related to pencil cactus.

They are both Euphorbia.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:22 PM

9. Thanks for knowing where I was going even though I omitted Cactus.

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