DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS IS?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by nchls school, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    My wife brought it home from the greenhouse-no tag-the people there did not know what it is either. We made up a name and call it a stickbush.
     
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  2. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Free Ranging

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    I have one of these also! The closest thing I was able to find was "fire sticks" plant or pencil cactus...however, I've not seen the new growth on mine red.
     
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  3. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    I had one similar many years ago. The woman who gave it to me called it “drunkard’s dream” but the bracts were smaller than those shown and distinctly bottle shaped. I don’t know the botanical family name but they are interesting, aren’t they?
     
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  4. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    New growth is lighter green. Thank you both for your replies. Now I can look online and have something to type in the search box.
     
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  5. I vote fire stick too. Put it out in the sun -- when the weather permits -- and see if the tips turn red.
     
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  6. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    After googling around I think it’s a Euphorbia.
     
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    nchls school Crowing

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    Yes it looks like a fire sticks, but rangier and no red (it was in full sun all summer). A type of Euphorbia seems certain. Thanks everyone.
     
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    RenoHuskerDu Songster

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    Watch out if so. There is one variety that even cows won't eat, and it gives you a rash if you touch it. It's common name is Snow on the Mountain. But there are many Euphorbia varieties.
     
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  9. Jac Jac

    Jac Jac Songster

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    Mother use to grow Snow on the Mountains when I was a child. Thanks for the memories. Mainly I just remember is how prolific they grew and their name.
     
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    nchls school Crowing

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    No rash. Both m wife and I have touched this plant with no adverse effects. A different variety. Thank you for your response.
     
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