Ha!!! I finally identified this plant!! It is a flower found in Hawaii and Brazil (and obviously Mexico, as that is where I bought it) named Calathea Crotalifera, also known as Rattlesnake Ginger. Strangely, it is a member of the mushroom family??? Hard to believe, but I read it on a horticultural site. LWBUT, would you have known what it was??
I don’t know what this is. It has a small blossom that looks like a chive or a clover but it definitely isn’t as it grows on a woody bush. Can anyone identify it? I found it near Colima, Mexico.
Once again, Bob from LWBT identified the unidentifiable!!! Bob, you are a wonder. Do you know every plant in the world or are you just an excellent researcher or both? Head on over to his blogHEREto see a profusion of Australian plants. Once again, thanks!!!!
Here is more information, as provided by Bob: Alternanthera dentata Family: Amaranthaceae Other names: Joseph’s Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf.
Unassuming flower, tall invasive plant. Every time I see you, how I rave and rant. Little did I know when I planted two or three that within the year, you’d be the bane of me. You don’t respond to pulling. Pop right up again anywhere you want to, not just where you’ve been.
Filling all my borders, invading every bed. How I wish I’d planted another plant instead. Sedum is more ground-hugging. Spider plant is nice. Dusty Miller never turns into a vice. The one who made a gift of you knew just what to do. She put up a “For Sale” sign and moved away from you!
I must admit that although I took this photo in my own garden and that I’ve planted everything in it, that I don’t know what it is. It looks a bit like a lipstick plant, but they don’t grow in clusters like this. Ah the mysteries of nature.