What plants this?

Use this forum for identification of plants and flowers found in countries outside the UK. To allow us to help provide accurate identification we need clear pictures of the whole plant, where it is growing and close up pictures of flowers, buds or seed heads if any available. It would also be useful to see pictures showing the leaf attached to the stem.
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TortillaTheTortoise
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What plants this?

Post by TortillaTheTortoise » 02 May 2019, 11:08

This plant has thickish leaves and is red underneath the top green leaves, i want to put in my hatchlings enclosure for coverage, not sure if it's toxic or not
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Does anyone know what type of plant this is? Looks like a sort of creeper or vine that grows a stem and then white flowers out the sides of the stem.

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lin
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Re: What plants this?

Post by lin » 02 May 2019, 11:36

Hiya.
This is looking very much like Germander Speedwell but the flowers are not ringing true.
Can you take a photo of the close up of a flower, maybe in situ. Is the colour all white of could there be a dab of something else?.

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Re: What plants this?

Post by TortillaTheTortoise » 02 May 2019, 11:44

It has tiny dots of purple on the flowers
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Re: What plants this?

Post by lin » 02 May 2019, 13:40

Oh, I think I have it, I am excited...lol
Watch this space, wont be long.

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Re: What plants this?

Post by lin » 02 May 2019, 13:57

It called Plectranthus verticillatus and sometimes comminly called Swedish ivy, Swedish begonia or whorled plectranthus. It is in the family Lamiaceae and is not toxic to cats, dogs or horses. We do have an entry for the Plecranthus spp meaning it will include all the plants in the Plecranthus genus.
You can see it here -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=383&c=5.
Hope that helps and do get back to us if you have any more questions.

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Re: What plants this?

Post by TortillaTheTortoise » 02 May 2019, 16:25

Thank u :)

So it's safe to feed and keep in the enclosure?

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Re: What plants this?

Post by lin » 02 May 2019, 16:40

I would say it is.

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