Desert Shrub fluourescent green "flowers"

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Desert Shrub fluourescent green "flowers"

Post by mistymae » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:25 pm

I live in the desert southwest and thought I had all of the plants around here memorized. I was surprised to find 4-5 of these shrubs along a roadside a couple of weeks ago, blooming in the blistering heat. The flowers are actually tiny and white, but under them bright chartreuse.
Any ideas? Tried the google searches I could think of with no luck. The site would only let me upload a 100 KB photo (really? 100 KB?), but here is a bigger version of the same picture: http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/loa ... 26837.html
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Re: Desert Shrub fluourescent green "flowers"

Post by heat mirage » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:19 am

In which part of the desert did you discover these shrubs? That might help narrow the search.

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Re: Desert Shrub fluourescent green "flowers"

Post by D T » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:18 pm

Black turtle.us will most likely know,go to dvplants.com

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Re: Desert Shrub fluourescent green "flowers"

Post by Clifford » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:10 am

I find plant id challenging. Roadside plants could also be non native esp if there were any rains in the previous month. There was a good site that walked you through narrowing it down by choosing plant features one by one (instead of an almost useless text list). Maybe one of these sites:
http://identifythatplant.com/plant-id-r ... -websites/
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