So what on earth is this plant?

johnboy 30 November 2010 8

purple plant

I encountered this plant in a Canberra garden yesterday.

The fuzzy growth appears to be the flower of the otherwise normal looking plant.

Any horticulturalists want to shed some light on it?


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triffid triffid 5:08 pm 30 Nov 10

Neocom said :

triffid?

Nah . . . I don’t know what it is. And I don’t look anything like that either.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:42 am 30 Nov 10

That’s an awesome house that one (if it’s where I think it is). Not a spare grain of dirt wasted in the quest for a full-yard vegie patch conversion!

S4anta S4anta 11:28 am 30 Nov 10

capn_pugwash said :

i’m not a horticulturalist – but it is a purple smokebush
http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/commonshrubs/p/PurpleSmoke.htm

+1.

Very drought resistant, and to some look purty.

astrojax astrojax 11:14 am 30 Nov 10

reptoid spawn?

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 10:13 am 30 Nov 10
Neocom Neocom 10:04 am 30 Nov 10

triffid?

capn_pugwash capn_pugwash 10:03 am 30 Nov 10

i’m not a horticulturalist – but it is a purple smokebush
http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/commonshrubs/p/PurpleSmoke.htm

DeadlySchnauzer DeadlySchnauzer 9:53 am 30 Nov 10

Whatever it is, I want one.

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