Please help me identify these plants! I live in the Philippines (Southeast Asia) and found this still unidentified plants in our garden.

Maybe you could help me identify some of them. Leave a comment, get the plant# you want to identify and tell me the name/scientific name. That's just it. i'd be the one to google it up to verify the answer. What's in it for you?

#1 I would be giving out 100 EC's for each plant identified (for those who want it) for entrecard users.
#2 You would be helping this newbie gardener. I'd be forever grateful.
#3 I would visit your blog (and comment) as OFTEN as I can.
Identifying the plant means that I could wikipedia the scientific name of the plant (if you could be specific with the cultivar, the better!) and do some more research about it.

I just need your help! Thanks.

Plant # 1:

Description : My mom called this flower "morning glory" but in the internet, it's a name for over 1000 species of plants! I think I have two cultivars as shown. It closes up at around 10:00-11:00 AM as shown in the left most picture. I'm looking for the scientific name of this plant.

Plant # 2:

Description: A very nice plant, with bright lavender to violet tube-like flowers. I don't even know if this is a weed or not, but it's not invasive (or so i think it is).

Plant #3 :

Description : A small plant with a small flower. The flower has two petals, one of which has a white center. It is smaller than the Clitoria and is not a vine.

Plant # 4:

Description : A very beautiful plant with large, velvety leaves. The flower sprouts from a knob-like shaped bud.

Plant # 5:

Description : Again, two cultivars of the same flower, which to me appears to be chrysanthemum-like. The leaves are rich green, with grassy texture, which gives me an idea that this might also be a weed.

Plant # 6:

This is called Vietnam Rose in our country. The flower is indeed rose-like, but it's thornless, and the foliage is slightly different. Looking for : Scientific name.

Plant # 7:

Description : A soft, feathery bushlike plant that has a vivid green color. I just love to touch this plant!

There you have it! I hope you could help me. If you want to have higher resolution pictures, you could just click on the picture. Thank you very much and may the good Lord bless your gardens this year!


Nedekcir said... @ June 13, 2009 at 11:15 PM

The #7 looks like Douglas Green/Paeonia tennuifolia or somekind of herb. I can't remember the herb name right now.

Nedekcir said... @ June 13, 2009 at 11:24 PM

The #5 is Lemon Gem in the Marigold Family.

Nedekcir said... @ June 13, 2009 at 11:38 PM

The #7 is also looking like Cosmos bipinnatus "sonata white" or Coreopsis verticillata, however they don't have any flowers.

Marvin said... @ June 14, 2009 at 12:24 AM

I will look into it! Thank you very much!

perennialgardener said... @ June 14, 2009 at 1:58 AM

Hi Marvin,
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I looked at your plants & I was able to id some of them.
#2 Celosia argentea, #3 Browalia elata, #5 Cosmos bipinnatus, #6 Portulaca grandiflora and # 7 Cosmos sulphureas.

Jacqueline said... @ June 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Hi Marvin,
Just recognized 2 of them. #5 is the single form of Tagetes patula (French Marigold), and #6 Portulaca grandiflora as mentioned by the previous blogger. I've written about them at my website.

metscaper said... @ June 29, 2009 at 3:16 PM

my 2 cents worth. 1 is turnera sp. probably ulmifolia. 2 is celosia argentea. 3. is probably otacanthus sp. 4 i am guessing is a ginger, costus sp. 5. is cosmos. 6. is portulaca sp. 7 is fennel or foenicularum sp.

Brokensaint said... @ June 30, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Thanks metscaper! really appreciate it!

Anonymous said... @ July 20, 2009 at 11:38 AM

#7 is called dill. I have a similar plant at home. Try tasting it, if it tastes lemony then it's a dill.

George said... @ September 7, 2009 at 11:41 PM

#7 looks more like Dog Fennel to me.

George said... @ September 7, 2009 at 11:43 PM

#7 looks more like Dog Fennel to me.

George said... @ September 7, 2009 at 11:44 PM

#7 looks more like Dog Fennel to me.

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