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I am trying to find out what this flower is. It grew on our fence last summer, is a vine that dies at frost, has masses of tiny white flowers with pointed petals and is very fragrant, and then forms green fat pods that contain seeds like milkweeds. We live in Zone 7 and have dense red clay soil.


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The flowers look right, but the write up on Clematis recta says the seeds are bare. This plant had smooth green seed pods, four to six inches long, with seeds inside arranged like those in milkweed pods. If I had known of this fragrant vine, I would have planted it on purpose. Thank you for letting me know about the Clematis recta.


Try this link. Honeyvine Milkweed. Very fragrant. Hate the vine but love the smell!

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World's largest bromeliad- Queen of the Andes

2006-07-12 15:13:26 by isinbloom

At the SF Botanical Garden. If you visit the plant, you can find it opposite the bottom of the Succulent Garden, see the library receptionist for a map.
The species Puya raimondii (pronounced Poo-ya ray-mun-d-i), sometimes known as "Queen of the Andes" is the largest species of bromeliad in the world.
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In the wild plants reach up to 9 feet tall in leaf, and produce flower spikes of up to 27 - 30 feet tall.
It has been estimated that each plant takes between 80 -150 years to flower in wild populations

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