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ki_buxtki_buxt Posts: 55
We have given all our plants QR codes which allows us to scan the codes and identify what is what and how to care for it. So far we have registered around 200 different plants, but we don' t know what this one is. Can anyone help? I am in Norway - don't know if that is of any help. I seem to remember it flowering 2 years ago, with small yellow flowers, but I may be wrong. 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,326
    Some sort of Litaris possibly
    I don't have any, but your plant does look similar
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,461
    The plant in the centre is just full of flower buds waiting to open.
    They appear to be red.
    I am confused?
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Could it be a type Euphorbia? Is the sap milky if you pick a stem?
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  • ki_buxtki_buxt Posts: 55
    I will test on a stem and let you know. Whatever it is, it doesn't seem to want to flower. Looking more like a head of corn than anything else at the moment - very dry at the "flowering" tips. Thanks for the help so far! 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077
    This is very confusing ; foliage is similar to an Asphodeline .
    Sometimes on A . lutea the buds are reddish and flowers open yellow .
  • ki_buxtki_buxt Posts: 55
    We think we have figured it out (finally!!). Rodiola semenovi. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077
    aka Rhodiola semenovii !
  • ki_buxtki_buxt Posts: 55
    Thanks for correcting my spelling. I think I need new bifocals! Read it completely wrongly from the website I found. I just cut the old growth down as the flowers had not bloomed but just looked like corn husks and the stems had turned yellow, and I discovered new growth underneath. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077
    I used to grow Rhodiola rosea years ago ; you can tell it's a relative of your species , but didn't amount to much help in identifying it .
    Looks a beautiful plant from your picture ! :)
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,461
    edited August 2019
    ki- buxt..thank you for getting back to us with the name.
    Much appreciated.
    A new to me plant...most interesting.

    Quote Kevock plants.....

    "Rhodiola semenovii

    Rhodiola semenovii is an interesting and unusual succulent from central Asia, which makes a clump of almost parallel, upright stems, lined with deep green, linear leaves, and with the top part making a cylinder packed with lots of small flowers, each one a narrow red/pink tube. The plants keeps its structural interest even after flowering, as the seeding stem remains intact through to autumn.

    Clumps of leafy stems and heads packed with small pink-red flowers."

    According to efloras it likes to grow besides water.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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