Tag Archives: Mystery Flower

Calathea Crotalifera (Marantaceae): Flower of the Day, Feb 4, 2019


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??

For Cee’s FOTD

Alternanthera dentata ‘Brazilian Red Hots’: FOTD Jan 9, 2019


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 blog HERE to 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.

For Cee’s FOTD.

Mystery Flower: Flower of the Day, Aug 5, 2018

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!

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Flower of the Day, July 20, 2018


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.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Flower of the Day, July 15, 2018


I’m not sure what this tiny flower was–perhaps a chive bloom? I barely noticed it leaning over in the tall grass of my lower garden.  Beautiful in macro, though.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.