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Re: Devil's Backbone

Then there is Ratibida columnifera, we call them "Mexican Hat" around  

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 4, 2007, at 8:31 AM, james singer wrote:

> I've heard it called Mexican Hat Plant, too. There seem to be  
> several Kalanchoe species that develop offsets along the margins of  
> their leaves, and they all have common names of "Mother of  
> Thousands" and "Mexican Hat Plant," alas. And because those names  
> are what people call them--with out getting too weirdly existential  
> here--that's what they are. All of them.
> On Aug 4, 2007, at 10:10 AM, Kitty wrote:
>> Yes, common names again.  When we sold the Kalanchoe I used the  
>> name Devil's Backbone becuase there were several plants using the  
>> Mother of Thousands name, including 4 different genera on RHS  
>> (though RHS does not include any Kalanchoe as one of them)
>> RHS shows 3 common names for Kalanchoe diagremontiana :
>> And for Devil's Backbone they show Kalanchoe diagremontiana and  
>> the previously mentioned Pedilanthus tithymaloides.
>> I always try to select a common name that reduces confusion.
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"  
>> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 6:06 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Devil's was OT Cat Advice
>>> So I had to look that up just to be sure. Kalanchoe  
>>> diagremontiana is what we call "Mother of Thousands".
>>> On Aug 3, 2007, at 9:13 PM, Kitty wrote:
>>>> That's what we called Kalanchoe daigremontiana.
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"  
>>>> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 6:08 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Devil's was OT Cat Advice
>>>>> Didn't know Aralia spinosa, so I looked it up. I'm guessing  
>>>>> it's  called "devil's walking stick" because the stems have  
>>>>> thorns? Unlike  Harry Lauder's WS, the stems seem straight.
>>>>> Asidem: We have a succulent here [Pedilanthus tithymaloides]  
>>>>> called "devil's backbone." Devil seems to be a popular plant  
>>>>> modifier. In  the case of our succulent, however, it's likely  
>>>>> related to the  crookedness of the stems rather than to a  
>>>>> presence of thorns.
>>>>> No matter. What's the charm of the A. spinosa, Zem--other than  
>>>>> it's just kind of a neat/odd looking plant?
>>>>> On Aug 3, 2007, at 10:37 AM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
>>>>>> I agree with you, Theresa.  Cats tend to sommunicate more  
>>>>>> among themselves and less with you if there are a number of  
>>>>>> them.  I do  have mine separated into two "colonies" -- 4 in  
>>>>>> my bedroom and  bathroom, 2 on the enclosed back porch, 1 in  
>>>>>> the kitchen with Otis,  and 5 in the dining room.  They are a  
>>>>>> lot to contend with.   Meanwhile, back to the plant world, a  
>>>>>> friend at Master Gardeners  last night promised to bring me an  
>>>>>> Auralia spinosa at our plant  swap next week.  I have always  
>>>>>> wanted a Devil's Walking Stick, and  I'm looking forward to  
>>>>>> getting it. She also said the deer have  eaten all the leaves  
>>>>>> off the poisin ivy in her yard.  We are having  a terrible  
>>>>>> time with starving deer this year.
>>>>>> zem
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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