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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-27, Updated!

vireya

Vireya rhododendron

Vireya

This former mystery plant has been identified, thanks to quixote! It is a member of the rhododendron family known as vireya. Here's a link to a website devoted just to this particular group of plants, and you can read more about vireyas at the San Francisco Botanical Garden site here.

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-02-10

hibiscus

Malvaceae

Hibiscus

Considering that hibiscus plants can grow as high as 30 feet, this little 3-footer is just a baby. Normally, all its flowers are solid pink. But for some reason, this latest one has white stripes on the throat, something that's never happened before. Probably a trick, just so it could get itself featured in Plantidote. Read below the fold...

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