Thursday, March 02, 2006

Name That Plant


Actually he already has a name: Spikey. Anna named him. He's a crack weed from Corpus Christi (he was growing in between the driveway and the slab). I dug him up, potted him, and brought him to Austin because Anna missed him.

The top half of him is doing quite well and he's growing like a... well, you know.

So I'm wondering, does anybody know what Spikey actually is?

On a side note, did you know that the gravel on the Town Lake hike-and-bike is pink granite? I just noticed that yesterday.

7 Comments:

At March 02, 2006 7:00 PM, Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

That was a driveway weed??? Wow, Texas really does do everything bigger!

 
At March 02, 2006 10:40 PM, Blogger Beth said...

"Crack weed" is the technical term.

I wonder if the other houseplants look down their plantly equivalent of noses at him.

 
At March 03, 2006 5:50 AM, Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

Just tell him he's the plant equivalent of the Ugly Duckling.

 
At March 03, 2006 9:25 AM, Blogger Bill D said...

Anyone else think of the other kind of crack?

 
At March 18, 2006 9:36 PM, Anonymous Annie in Austin said...

How tall is that plant? Hard to tell from the photo, but it sort of looks like something sold at market stalls as Alligator Plant, actually called this botanically:
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Crassulaceae/Kalanchoe_daigremontiana.html

From personal experience I know this one seeds into pavement cracks.

 
At March 18, 2006 11:59 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Awesome - thanks so much Annie! :)

My digital camera takes pretty lousy pictures unless the lighting is ideal, so it's hard to get a good look at him; but I was able to identify him by looking at the closest relatives of the one you sent the link to.

Heeeere's Spikey!

 
At March 19, 2006 12:25 PM, Anonymous Annie In Austin said...

Your blog is fun to read - glad I could help you ID Spikey!

 

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